trickle-down

[trik-uh l-doun]

Origin of trickle-down

First recorded in 1950–55; adj. use of verb phrase trickle down
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trickle-down

adjective
  1. 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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