Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

funnel down

funnel down
Meaning(s)
1) move or distribute from the higher part of something to the lower
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    • funnel down to all members of staff
  • Analysis

    A funnel is a utensil or tube that is used to transfer liquid or powder into a small opening or container. It is wide at the top and narrows at the bottom. If something 'funnels down' it moved from the top of a hierarchy to the bottom. If something is funnelled down it is directed or channelled in a particular direction.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The politician complained that due to tax loopholes and off-shore bank accounts, not enough money was funnelling down from the wealthiest in society to those most in need of financial support.
    2. The funnel down or trickle-down theory of economics has much opposition with some saying it only serves to widen class difference.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The CEO promised that the company's record profits would funnel down to all members of staff in the form of year-end bonuses.
    2. Our attitude towards autonomy and decision making funnels down throughout the company.
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