One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of wealth) gradually benefit the poorest as a result of the increasing wealth of the richest.
- ‘I'm just hoping that performance and cost benefits will trickle down to the consumer more readily.’
- ‘Anything which trickles down wealth from board room to the worker must be applauded, as indeed must any scheme which encourages prudent investing and enables people to save tax.’
- ‘There is no such thing in this country or this world as trickle down wealth.’
- ‘No longer applicable, then, is the old theory of material benefits trickling down to the poor as the economy flies.’
- ‘The trickle down benefits for Scotland's professional and financial services infrastructure has been huge.’
- ‘In many cases, there is little trickle down benefit to the wider population in these countries.’
- ‘In other words, if the rich do well, the benefits will trickle down to the rest.’
- ‘There is also some debate regarding the benefits of the reforms trickling down to the lowest strata of Indian society.’
- ‘The widening gap between rich and poor didn't matter because wealth trickled down.’
- ‘As we've learned in the last twenty years, wealth may not trickle down very often.’
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