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

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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.

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  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.

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  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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