cover all the bases

Cover all the bases
If you cover all the bases, you deal with all aspects of a situation or issue, or anticipate all possibilities. ('Cover all bases' is also used.)

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • cover all the bases — phrase to deal with every possible thing that could happen or that people could want We think the agreement covers all the bases for a lasting peace. Thesaurus: to create order in a system or activitysynonym Main entry: cover * * * cover all the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cover all the bases —    If you cover all the bases, you deal with all aspects of a situation or issue, or anticipate all possibilities. ( Cover all bases is also used.)   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • cover all the bases — to deal with every possible thing that could happen or that people could want We think the agreement covers all the bases for a lasting peace …   English dictionary

  • cover all the bases — American & Australian, American to deal with every part of a situation or activity. It s a pretty full report. I think we ve covered all the bases …   New idioms dictionary

  • touch all the bases — (or touch every base) chiefly US : to cover all the bases; especially : to mention every subject or point that needs to be considered She made sure that she touched all the bases in her report. His opening remarks at the meeting touched all the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cover all bases — (or cover all the bases) include all relevant information for the prospective homebuilder, this book covers all bases ■ prepare for all likely circumstances …   Useful english dictionary

  • cover — cov|er1 W1S1 [ˈkʌvə US ər] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(hide/protect)¦ 2¦(layer)¦ 3¦(include)¦ 4¦(distance)¦ 5¦(area)¦ 6¦(news)¦ 7¦(money)¦ 8¦(insurance)¦ 9¦(guns)¦ 10¦(sport)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cover — cov|er1 [ kʌvər ] verb transitive *** ▸ 1 put something over something else ▸ 2 be all over something ▸ 3 include and deal with ▸ 4 report/describe ▸ 5 provide insurance ▸ 6 have enough money for ▸ 7 travel a distance ▸ 8 perform someone else s… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cover — 1 verb (T) 1 PUT STH OVER STH also cover up to put something over the top of something in order to hide or protect it: Cover the pan when the sauce boils and let it simmer. | cover sth with sth: They covered the tables with clean white cloths. 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cover */*/*/ — I UK [ˈkʌvə(r)] / US [ˈkʌvər] verb [transitive] Word forms cover : present tense I/you/we/they cover he/she/it covers present participle covering past tense covered past participle covered 1) cover or cover over or cover up to put one thing over… …   English dictionary


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