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have one's mind in the gutter

 and have got one's mind in the gutter
Fig. tending to think of or say things that are obscene. Tiffany has her mind in the gutter. That's why she laughs at all that dirty stuff. Why do you tell so many dirty jokes? Do you always have your mind in the gutter.
See also: gutter, have, mind

*in the gutter

Fig. [of a person] in a low state; poor and homeless. (*Typically: be ~; fall [into] ~; put some-one [into] ~.) You had better straighten out your life, or you'll end in the gutter. His bad habits put him into the gutter.
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in the gutter

Appropriate to or from a squalid, degraded condition. For example, The language in that book belongs in the gutter. An antonym, out of the gutter, means "away from vulgarity or sordidness," as in That joke was quite innocent; get your mind out of the gutter. This idiom uses gutter in the sense of "a conduit for filthy waste." [Mid-1800s]
See also: gutter

have one’s mind in the gutter

tv. to think or suggest something obscene. (Have got can replace have.) Tiffany has her mind in the gutter. That’s why she laughs at all that dirty stuff.
See also: gutter, have, mind
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The design for the EasyOn gutter cover is quite unique, which is why the US Patent office has awarded Mr.
Eleonore Donahue of USA Gutter Pros said, "Our goal is to educate the community on how to get the best results for all their property improvement projects at any budget.
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Start by positioning your ladder at a low spot of your gutter (usually at a downspout) then scrape out the built up accumulation of leaves, twigs, seeds and bird droppings.
Now you have safe, clear access to the defective joint, use your hands to prise the gutter away from the bracket.
A leak often causes stains on the underside of the gutter One way to trace this is to go outside during a rain storm, using an umbrella, and checking the gutters.
Guttering protects your home's exterior walls from rain by channelling it from the roof to a drain in the ground via gutters and downpipes.
A cheaper product that degrades twice as fast as another would not be the best choice, even if it does have a greener production process: The extra cost of having to fix your water-damaged home--and the health problems that could arise from exposure to mold--would make a "cheaper" gutter in reality much more costly.
A difficult gutter to clear is the one that is between two roof slopes, (the valley gutter).
It has a rubber gasket at each end which forms a watertight seal between the gutter and union bracket.
1It's crucial to remove soil and dirt from the gutter as if it overflows the grime can stain your drive or paving.
The Gutter happily has its own url at http://gutter.
Esure estimates that one in every 75 properties suffers a gutter problem requiring external help each year - with over 65 per cent occurring during the winter months.
If the gutter overflows it's clear that it's blocked, it's sagging because of damaged supporting brackets, or the downpipe is blocked.