designating or of an economic theory that holds that profits and growth among the largest businesses will eventually benefit the entire economy, including the economically depressed
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.
- (economics) To pass from high-ranked people to lower-ranked people
- The CEO's benefits are unlikely to trickle down to the factory workers.
Sometimes shortened to trickle.