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trickle-down

[trik-uh l-doun] /ˈtrɪk əlˌdaʊn/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or based on the trickle-down theory:
the trickle-down benefits to the local community.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; adj. use of verb phrase trickle down
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British Dictionary definitions for trickledown

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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Slang definitions & phrases for trickledown

trickledown

modifier

: The planners counted on a trickledown effect when they relieved the rich of all taxation

noun

The stimulation of a whole economic system by the enrichment and encouragement of those in the upper reaches (1944+)


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