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trickle-down

[ trik-uhl-doun ]
/ ˈtrɪk əlˌdaʊn /
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adjective
of, relating to, or based on the trickle-down theory: the trickle-down benefits to the local community.
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Origin of trickle-down

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

trickle-down

adjective
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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