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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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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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Similarly, given that several studies and theories have explored vocations or callings, counselors should determine the extent to which workers in the general population chose careers to which they feel called or motivated by a higher power or societal need.
All 19 patients who had undergone unilateral exploration had had a solitary adenoma and a normal parathyroid gland on the explored side.
Role salience can be explored to assist the client in identifying and accommodating the importance of a variety of life roles.
If some of the issues she addresses have been touched upon before, no one has previously focused upon them so sharply, explored them in such detail or with such insight, or brought out their significance so fully and clearly.