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trickle down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtrickle down phrasal verbif money trickles down, it moves slowly from the richest people to the poorest people in a society, or from the richest countries to the poorest countries trickle→ See Verb tableFrom Longman Business Dictionarytrickle down phrasal verb [intransitive]ECONOMICS if something trickles down from one group to another, the people in the lower group start to feel the effects of something that has been done to the higher oneAs Mexico made the painful conversion to a market economy, less wealth trickled down from the bosses to the masses. trickle→ See Verb tabletrickle-downˈtrickle-down adjective [only before a noun]ECONOMICS the trickle-down effect is the belief that additional wealth gained by the richest people in society will have a good economic effect on the lives of everyoneBush was criticized for his trickle-down economic policies.
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Verb table
trickle
Simple Form
Present
ittrickles
trickle
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Past
it, theytrickled
Present perfect
theyhave trickled
ithas trickled
Past perfect
it, theyhad trickled
Future
it, theywill trickle
Future perfect
it, theywill have trickled
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare trickling
itis trickling
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Past
theywere trickling
itwas trickling
Present perfect
theyhave been trickling
ithas been trickling
Past perfect
it, theyhad been trickling
Future
it, theywill be trickling
Future perfect
it, theywill have been trickling
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