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English definition of “trickle-down”
adjective [before noun]
› ECONOMICS relating to the idea that poor people experience positive effects when rich people get richer and spend more money: The Westernized elite dominate economically, but there is no trickle-down economic benefit to the urban poor. Trickle-down economics posits that tax cuts for the wealthy indirectly enrich others.
› relating to a situation in which something that starts at the top of an organization, system, etc. spreads to all of it: When retailers are not selling goods, there is a trickle-down effect, and we will see a broader slowdown across many sectors.