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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.
See also: avenue, escape, of

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.
See also: avenue, escape, of

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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Manfredi timepieces and exquisite jewelry is to be perfectly positioned at 470 Park Avenue.
High-end lingerie store, Sleep, at 110 North Sixth Avenue baits buyers with a plush bed in the window display.
Italian designer Atelier Aimee will bring her bridal emporium to 475 Park Avenue this fall.
Pomellato, Italian jewelry, is moving into the former Mayfair & Company shop at 741 Madison Avenue.
Winick Realty Group has been selected as exclusive retail leasing representatives for eight new prestigious assignments that include the former International Toy Center at 200 Fifth Avenue and a new development in Brooklyn.
Recent press has emphasized the vibrant cultural mix on Sunset Park's two main commercial corridors, 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue, as well as its reasonably priced brownstones.