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gutter

  
  ( gutters    plural  )
1       n-count   Thegutter is the edge of a road next to the pavement, where rain water collects and flows away.  
usu the N  
It is supposed to be washed down the gutter and into the city's vast sewerage system.     
2       n-count   A gutter is a plastic or metal channel fixed to the lower edge of the roof of a building, which rain water drains into.  
Did you fix the gutter?     
3       n-sing   If someone is inthe gutter, they are very poor and live in a very bad way.  
the N  
Instead of ending up in jail or in the gutter he was remarkably successful.     
4   
    gutter press  


gutter press     
You can refer to newspapers and magazines which print mainly stories about sex and crime as the gutter press.  
  (BRIT)      n-sing   the N     (disapproval)    The gutter press has held the royals up to ridicule.     
in AM, use scandal sheets     
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n.
buttocks of (adult) woman
Slang; refers to a person's "bottom," in American English. A bit more polite than "ass," less clinical than "buttocks."
exp.
finalize smth. successfully / in a positive manner
E.g.: The negotiations were tough, but they ended on a high note
exp.
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources
exp.
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
n.
person born at the end of the 90s ; persons starting their teen life of the beginning of the years 2000
n.
the end of an user’s Internet activity after his or her physical death
[Tech.]
n.
term used to reffer to a person that thinks the end of the world is near
v.
stop employing someone ; end a romantic relationship with someone
[Fam.]
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
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