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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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