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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 tank

slang A bus. The avenue tank was supposed to get to this stop five minutes ago—any idea where it is?
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Madison Avenue

1. noun The mainstream advertising industry as a whole in the United States (once all or mostly located on Madison Avenue in New York City). Madison Avenue could make dirt look like diamonds to most consumers. I mean, look what they did for diamonds!
2. adjective Of or relating to large-scale, mainstream advertising. Honestly, it's a bit too Madison Avenue for our clients' taste.
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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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explore every avenue, to

To investigate every conceivable possibility. Synonymous with leave no stone unturned, this expression dates from the early twentieth century. “He explores every avenue which may lead . . . to view his life in its new meaning” (The Saturday Review, 1926).
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Then the two passed from the shop through a rear door, traversed a winding alley to an avenue beyond, where they entered a flier which awaited them.
The lighted doorway, the marching patrol--these had been planned and timed to a nicety by the third warrior who had sped ahead of Turan along another avenue, and the stranger had done precisely what the fellow had thought he would do--no wonder, then, that he smiled.
He slowly revolved in his mind the incidents of the evening--the open, unguarded gate; the lighted doorway--the only one he had seen thus open and lighted along the avenue he had followed; the advance of the warriors at precisely the moment that he could find no other avenue of escape or concealment; the corridors and chambers that led past many locked doors to this underground prison leaving no other path for him to pursue.
They picked up the trail of the wire on the steps and followed it down the avenue, taking care not to touch it with their feet.
Up the avenue Margaret strolled slowly, stopping to watch the sky that gleamed through the upper branches of the chestnuts, or to finger the little horseshoes on the lower branches.
The chestnut avenue opened into a road, smooth but narrow, which led into the untouched country.
For vehicles on Makati Avenue coming from the Makati CBD, Gil Puyat or Ayala Avenues, turn right on P.
EST Thursday. The parade will move through Midtown Manhattan, starting on the west side of central park near the American Museum of Natural History and progress down Central Park West and 6th Avenues toward Macy's flagship store in Herald Square. 
Description : Install 8-inch mains and appurtenances along Maunaloa Avenue from 16th Avenue to 20th Avenue; along Kaimuki Avenue from 16th Avenue to 21st Avenue; along Pahoa Avenue from 18th Avenue to 150 feet beyond FH M-3591; along 17th Avenue from Kilauea Avenue to Kaimuki Avenue and along 18th Avenue from Kaimuki Avenue to Pahoa Avenue; along 19th and 20th Avenues from Maunaloa Avenue to Pahoa Avenue - approx.
In New York, this is a retail trend with supreme significance, as more legendary stores are set to make an entrance on our luxury-laden Avenues while others expand their empires.
Brooklyn: Dahlgren Place, 92nd Street, 4th Avenue, Flatbush Avenue, Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn Queens Expressway (Southbound), 7th Avenues (between 79th Street and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway; and between 74th Street and 75th Street/Bay Ridge Parkway) 74th Street, 6th Avenue, Bay Ridge Parkway, Fort Hamilton Parkway, 94th Street, Bedford Avenue, Nassau Avenue, Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint Avenue, McGuiness Boulevard, Pulaski Bridge (Southbound).
"The sales success of 45 Park Avenue further demonstrates the excellent appeal and value of this newly-constructed condominium, located in one of the City's most exclusive residential avenues," said Goldman.
SJP Residential Properties, developers of 45 Park Avenue, announced the topping out of construction at their elegant new condominium development located on one of the city's most prominent avenues.
Winick will be marketing 64,097 s/f of retail space at 200 Fifth which includes 3,067 s/f at 24th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenues, 4,286 s/f at Fifth Avenue between 23rd & 24th Streets, 4,975 s/f at Fifth Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets, 2,065 s/f at 23rd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues, 1,388 s/f on the ground floor at 23rd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues and 1,761 s/f of the Interior store's ground floor.
Property values in the area are inextricably intertwined with the vitality of retail business along the Avenues, particularly 5th and 8th Avenues.