Phrasal Verb 'trickle'

We have 2 phrasal verb definition 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.