explore every avenue

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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