Meaning of “Downing Street” in the English Dictionary

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"Downing Street" in British English

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Downing Streetnoun

us uk /ˈdaʊ.nɪŋ.striːt/

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.

(Definition of “Downing Street” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)