trickle-up

[ trik-uhl-uhp ]
/ ˈtrɪk əlˈʌp /

adjective

noting or pertaining to the theory that monetary benefits directed toward small businesses and the poor will gradually pass up to big business and the rich.
noting or pertaining to the theory that change and information moves upward in a hierarchy.

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Origin of trickle-up

First recorded in 1950–55; after trickle-down (theory)
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