trickle-up

[ trik-uhl-uhp ]

adjective
  1. noting or pertaining to the theory that monetary benefits directed toward small businesses and lower socioeconomic brackets will gradually pass up to big businesses and higher socioeconomic brackets.

  2. noting or pertaining to the theory that change and information moves upward in a hierarchy.

Origin of trickle-up

1
First recorded in 1950–55; after trickle-down (theory)

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