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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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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 followed it out of the gateway and into the avenue of Diana's Grove.
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.
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.
Hollywood: Ivar and Selma avenues (between Hollywood and Sunset boulevards), 8 a.
This is our eighth, and largest, Avenue project since introducing the concept in 1998, and The Avenue Murfreesboro should serve as a model for future large-scale Avenues with its wide ranging merchandising offerings," said Joel Murphy, president of Cousins' Retail Division.
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.
For crosstown traffic, drivers are advised to use Avenues J, K-8 or L and north-south traffic to use 20th Street West, Sierra Highway and Division Street through October.
In addition to The Avenue Carriage Crossing, Cousins has opened three Avenues in the Atlanta area, one in suburban Los Angeles and one in Melbourne, Florida.
Property values in the area are inextricably intertwined with the vitality of retail business along the Avenues, particularly 5th and 8th Avenues.
Melbourne, FL), a leading provider of high-volume data sorting and extract-transform-load (ETL) acceleration, and Avenues International, Ltd.