to end up in the gutter meaning, to end up in the gutter definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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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     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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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
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
n.
In the UK, a chav is a highly antisocial juvenile delinquent who wears (usually counterfeit) designer sports clothes and high-end brands and vulgar jewellery (= bling) and listens to rap music.
Very common, colloquial En France on appelle ça un caillera

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