the gutter


: the lowest or poorest conditions of human life
He squandered all his money and wound up in the gutter.

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Recent Examples on the Web Especially as, once again, Latinx representation in Hollywood remains in the gutter, with the number of Latino screenwriters and directors falling below 3% in 2022, and showrunners sitting at 1.4%. Alex Zaragoza, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2023 Police recovered the gun, which had no serial number, from the gutter beside the car and took Granillo into custody. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Nov. 2023 Ryan Martin fell to the ground and landed on his back in the gutter. Chris Eberhart, Fox News, 22 Oct. 2023 That’s when Sam Gomez, who had been presenting at a conference of the National Organization of Minority Architects in the Moxy Hotel, walked outside last Wednesday around 4:30, and saw Martin bleeding out in the gutter, and Hammond allegedly sitting in his car, gun in hand, police said. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 16 Oct. 2023 Aluminum rain chains are generally lighter than copper, and therefore can generally be longer without damaging the gutter. Nor'adila Hepburn, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Sep. 2023 Three tiny walls run the length of the gutter guard, acting like dams to slow the water flow—even in heavy rain and when covered with wet leaves—so that all the water goes into the gutter and not down the side of your house. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Aug. 2023 The pyramid is supposed to be a model of social mobility, a pathway from the gutter to the stars. Rory Smith, New York Times, 11 Aug. 2023 From the gutter circuits of the internet, its flag will surface on the jackets and tactical vests of white supremacists from South Africa to South Carolina. Andrew Holter, Rolling Stone, 15 July 2023 See More

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“The gutter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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