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Definition of "trickle-down" []

  • Of or relating to the economic theory that financial benefits accorded to big businesses and wealthy investors will pass down to profit smaller businesses and consumers. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trickle-down" in a sentence
  • "�trickle-down economics� founded on the fundamental principle that if you tax the richest people in a nation even less then they will actually volunteer to pay income tax, spend more of their wealth in the country and, eventually, some of that money will trickle-down to the lower levels in society and, somehow, the money spent will improve the standard of living of the poorest."
  • "In Washington, he said, they call trickle-down economics the Ownership Society, but what it really means is you’re on your own."
  • "Many have proposed the idea to decrease taxes on the rich and allow a system called the trickle-down effect to happen, where money and taxes will be dispersed across an entire economic system."
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