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Cover all the bases

Submitted by Ww Ww on 2016-09-06

Meanings of "Cover all the bases"

English

To cover all of the bases means to deal with, or hope to deal with something thoughly. To plan for any action, at any angle (perspective).
It comes from baseball jargon, meaning to have a defensive man at every base in case the play (action) is there. There are first base, second base, third base, and home plate (it too is a base).

Explained by Ww WwWw Ww on Tue, 06/09/2016 - 01:01
Explained by Ww WwWw Ww
Russian

Все схватить, продумать все детали

Explained by O_KO_K on Tue, 06/12/2016 - 05:40
Explained by O_KO_K

"Cover all the bases" in lyrics

The Silencers (USA) - Stolen Faces

I see some people
Dinin', dancin', using up your graces
In-house beatings cover all of the bases
Private lives exposed to mutations

Nuclear Bubble Wrap - Inyourendo

And from that point on, the conversation will go south
So experiment a bit and then you will be on a roll
You've gotta cover all the bases and fill up all the holes