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1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

The address of the White House, the residence of the President of the United States of America, used to refer to the White House or the presidency itself. Primarily heard in US. 1600 Penn. Ave. has not yet taken an official stance on this issue.
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explore all avenues

To investigate or pursue every possible means to find a solution to a given problem or to achieve a desired outcome. Right now, we are exploring all avenues to catch the perpetrator of this heinous crime. We've explored all avenues, but I just can't see how we can continue to afford living in this house.
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explore every avenue

To investigate or pursue every possible means to find a solution to a given problem or to achieve a desired outcome. Right now, we are exploring every avenue to catch the perpetrator of this heinous crime. We've explored every avenue, but I just can't see how we can continue to afford living in this house.
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avenue of escape

A way or path out of something. That beetle doesn't seem to know that his only avenue of escape is the open window. The fire was in the kitchen, so our only avenue of escape was through the front door.
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avenue of escape

Fig. the pathway or route along which someone or something escapes. The open window was the bird's only avenue of escape from the house. Bill saw that his one avenue of escape was through the back door.
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avenue tank

n. a bus. Watch out for them avenue tanks when you cross the street.
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Madison Avenue

1. n. the style or image of the major U.S. center for advertising agencies. (The agencies are located on Madison Avenue in New York City.) It’s too much like Madison Avenue. We want a calm, sincere mood.
2. mod. in the manner of intense promotion; propaganda like. More and more people simply do not respond to Madison Avenue hype.
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He smiled as he answered, "I am afraid the avenue stands a bad chance, Fanny.
Christopher Newman dined several times in the Avenue d'Iena, and his host always proposed an early adjournment to this institution.
I've got to get you to the end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
To reach this building, which I now felt it imperative that I do, I must needs traverse the entire length of one square and cross a broad avenue and a portion of the plaza.
The trees in no two avenues are shaped alike, and consequently the eye is not fatigued with anything in the nature of monotonous uniformity.
Suddenly several men came running up the avenue with frightened faces.
Along one broad avenue and then another he strode briskly until he had passed beyond the district of the nobles and had come to the place of shops.
However, one morning Marija took her usual detour, and, to her horror and dismay, saw a crowd of people in front of the bank, filling the avenue solid for half a block.
They found him at a place where the avenue widened so as to let carriages pass each other.
Welland was thinking: "It's a mistake for Ellen to be seen, the very day after her arrival, parading up Fifth Avenue at the crowded hour with Julius Beaufort--" and the young man himself mentally added: "And she ought to know that a man who's just engaged doesn't spend his time calling on married women.
His own plan was to run up and down the streets that led out of the Avenue de Clichy and ask at every house if Strickland lived there.
A light snow was falling as they descended at the door, and in the morning, when Dorothea passed from her dressing-room avenue the blue-green boudoir that we know of, she saw the long avenue of limes lifting their trunks from a white earth, and spreading white branches against the dun and motionless sky.
So we determined to put our plan to an immediate test lest the Mahars who made it possible should awake before I reached them; but we were doomed to disappointment, for no sooner had we reached the main floor of the building on our way to the pits beneath, than we encountered hurrying bands of slaves being hastened under strong Sagoth guard out of the edifice to the avenue beyond.
Turan hesitated a moment in the face of almost certain discovery and then, assured that they must take him for one of their own people, he moved boldly into the avenue.
Spofford Avenue is the finest residential street in Kingsport.