Phrasal Verb 'Trickle'

We have 2 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Trickle'.

Trickle down

Meaning: Pass benefits from economic expansion through the economy to the less fortunate

Example: Despite the economic boom, few benefits have TRICKLED DOWN to the poor.

Trickle up

Meaning: When financial benefits given to poor people or small businesses pass on to the wealthy

Example: The government grants to the poor are TRICKLING UP to the big banks.