trickle-down Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "trickle-down" - English Dictionary

See all translations

trickle-downadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌtrɪk.l̩ˈdaʊn/
used to refer to a situation in which something that starts in the high parts of a system spreads to the whole of the system: The supposed trickle-down effect of lower taxes for the rich has not yet resulted in greater prosperity for society as a whole.
Translations of “trickle-down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 滴入式的,涓滴式的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 滴入式的,涓滴式的…
(Definition of trickle-down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of trickle-down?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “trickle-down” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
truth

the quality of being true

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More