trickle-down theory

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trick′le-down` the`ory


n.
an economic theory that monetary benefits directed esp. by the government to big business will in turn pass to and profit smaller businesses and the general public.
[1950–55]
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Here and there a ball still sticks in a wall, and from it iron tears trickle down and discolor the stone.
I felt a drop or two of blood from my head trickle down my neck, and was sensible of somewhat pungent suffering: these sensations for the time predominated over fear, and I received him in frantic sort.
He gave a little gasp, and the tears began to trickle down his round cheeks.
"The data only shows that any good effects of the RTL do not trickle down to our local farmers.
The truth about tax cuts, 'trickle down' - they work
10 of 1965, which advocated a focus on the regions and economic activities already ensconced in the laissez faire marketplace that would then "trickle down" to the rest of the country.
It is important to note the recent ruling affects Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and consumers in the United States, with a contained trickle down affect on the rest of the world.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has emphasized the need to further intensify cooperation on all CPEC projects including those related to human development and livelihood, education and health to ensure trickle down benefit to the common man.
Summary: This step could have positive trickle down effects on the economy with more women coming out not just to drive but also to work.
The Northern Powerhouse is the biggest Tory con since Margaret Thatcher's "trickle down theory" speech when she promised folk in the North-east a share of the nation's riches using the example that if the rich got richer, their income and wealth would eventually trickle down the income scale.
As we marched along the route we were greeted by adoring cheers of "Trickle down, trickle down," as well as "Trump, Trump he's our man if he can't do it Bush can."
The government has preferred a trickle down approach in budget for the FY2014-15.