cover all the bases

cover all the bases

to deal with every possibility Those movie awards cover all the bases - best villain, best fight, best kiss, best everything.
See also: all, bases, cover

cover all the bases

  (American & Australian) also touch all the bases (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.
See also: all, bases, cover
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During his first training camp in some time, De La Hoya and his handlers have tried to cover all the bases.
From art (the gallery of "Crazy LP Covers," posted December 5, 2002) to technology ("$140 Walking Robot," July 30, 2002), from foreign affairs to domestic ("Get your rolls of anti-United Nations toilet paper here," February 20, 2001), the links on this site cover all the bases.
Even those with the broadest coverage and largest market share, such as Concord Communications, can't cover all the bases, and in attempting to do so may fall down when it comes to integrating and correlating the information delivered.
Despite the social history subtitle, later chapters on work and women seem more justified by the attempt to cover all the bases than by the relevant material they marshal, and Lancaster is far more interesting and innovative when he writes about businessmen and their competitors.
Jeff Jussel, vice president of worldwide marketing for Celoxica said, "To deploy high-performance accelerated computing solutions commercially you need to cover all the bases.
They've been trying to cover all the bases to make sure it's all moving forward.
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Due to the things that have been going on (at other schools), we have to cover all the bases.
Our job is to cover all the bases," said Linda Timple, Technical Services Coordinator.
We had to cover all the bases,'' said Bill Brown, a Forest Service biologist.
Providing snap-ins that cover all the bases -- Microsoft Management Console (MMC), HP OpenView, Tivoli, Novell ConsoleOne, and other management solutions, as well as SNMP and other protocols -- can be a massive and costly effort.
We have also added the Competitive Local Exchange Carrier show to cover all the bases in this burgeoning market.
To avoid placing confidential customer information in jeopardy, e-commerce platforms must cover all the bases when it comes to ensuring online security -- from protecting files stored on the Web server, to accounting for the possibility of human error," explained Kevin Grumball, CEO of Actinic Software.
With Creative's diverse blend of direct response marketing, outbound telesales, field sales and e-commerce, they cover all the bases.