of, relating to, or based on the trickle-down theory: the trickle-down benefits to the local community.
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How to use trickle-down in a sentence
But I think the trickle-down effect has been pretty significant.The Director Isn’t Done Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh | Andrew Romano | August 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But publicly, once they make that decision, the trickle down effect is immeasurable.
And if trickle-down could start on a dinner napkin, surely the process of reversing its malignant effects can start with a book.Real Vs. Republican Populism: How to Win the War on Inequality | Michael Tomasky | April 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But it will take a long time for positive growth to trickle down to those who have crossed the poverty line.
By inserting a phrase like “trickle-down economics” in his powerful message, he let us all off the hook too easily.A Catholic Ex-Banker on Pope Francis’s Radical Views | Chris Lowney | December 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And the water he took in sips, allowing it to trickle down his throat, drop by drop almost.Those Times And These | Irvin S. Cobb
For a moment I watched the contents of those two eggshells trickle down through the leaves and moss, then I looked up at Bige.Lost Pond | Henry Abbott
See what a quantity of holes he has made in it, and how its bark is stained p. 60with the drops which trickle down from them.Wanderings in South America | Charles Waterton
Maria let her head fall upon his shoulder, and the tears began to trickle down her wasted cheeks.The Shadow of Ashlydyat | Mrs. Henry Wood
She cried afresh, and held the empty glass to her lips in the hope a forgotten drop might trickle down upon them.A Sheaf of Corn | Mary E. Mann
British Dictionary definitions for trickle-down
of or concerning the theory that granting concessions such as tax cuts to the rich will benefit all levels of society by stimulating the economy
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