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Downing Street

noun uk   /ˈdaʊ.nɪŋ.striːt/ us  
the road in central London where the official home of the UK prime minister is: The prime minister lives at 10 Downing Street. [U, + sing/pl verb] the British government or the British prime minister: The announcement took Washington and Paris by surprise, but Downing Street had been expecting it.
Translations of “Downing Street”
in Chinese (Traditional) 英國政府, 英國首相…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英国政府, 英国首相…
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