Phrasal Verbs With 'Trickle'

Trickle down phrasal verb

  1. Meaning: Pass benefits from economic expansion through the economy to the less fortunate
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: Despite the economic boom, few benefits have TRICKLED DOWN to the poor.

Trickle up phrasal verb

  1. Meaning: When financial benefits given to poor people or small businesses pass on to the wealthy
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: The government grants to the poor are TRICKLING UP to the big banks.