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Sussex Drive



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By ellipsis from 24 Sussex Drive (street address of the prime minister's residence), formerly 24 Sussex Street < 24 +‎ Sussex +‎ street (see also drive). The road was named after Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773–1843).

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Sussex Drive

  1. A street in Ottawa, the location of the official residence of the prime minister of Canada.
  2. (Canada, idiomatic) The Canadian prime minister or the government.
    • 2009: Elizabeth Payne, “Cooking is a skill that is becoming essential”, Ottawa Citizen, undated.
      Campaigns are underway to persuade households, including even those at 10 Downing Street and the White House (no word on Sussex Drive), to plant vegetable gardens this year as buffers against dismal economic times.


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