Even in parts of the Middle East, where they brought increases in growth, the benefits did not trickle down.
The Internet has been reduced to a trickle, newspapers shut down.
How much of this news will trickle through to Venezuelans is an open question.
Looks like the man is doing well for himself, although his book royalties are, well, a trickle instead of a stream.
Alas, there are signs that the stream of idea creation is dwindling to a trickle this August.
Then they were swimming, holding their heads high so no water could trickle into their ears.
The trickle in the ravine became a torrent, and he heard it roaring.
Beside me, sprawled out limply, was Correy, a trickle of dried blood on his cheek.
They could see the trickle of water from the discharge pipe.
And the echo of his receding stamp in the corridor drowned for a moment the trickle of the invisible water.
late 14c., possibly a shortened variant of stricklen "to trickle," a frequentative form of striken "to flow, move" (see strike). Related: Trickled; trickling. Trickle-down as an adjectival phrase in an economic sense first recorded 1944; the image had been in use at least since Teddy Roosevelt.
1570s, from trickle (v.).