trickle down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theytrickle down
he/she/ittrickles down
present participletrickling down
past tensetrickled down
past participletrickled down
  1. to have an effect gradually or after a long time
    trickle down to:

    This type of attitude trickles down to the children.

     Synonyms and related words
See also main entry: trickle