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cover all bases

To be well-prepared for every possible outcome. We need to cover all bases here—check every office and make sure it's been evacuated. I know I don't have the best grades, so I covered all bases by applying to 15 colleges.
See also: all, bases, cover

cover (one's) feet

A Biblical euphemism for defecation. (While positioned in that act, one's robe would cover one's feet.) A: "Where is Joe?" B: "Oh, he's in the restroom, probably covering his feet, if you know what I mean."
See also: cover, feet
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The Covermatic system has a covering capacity of about 7 kg/min, and is designed for rolls with core diameters ranging from 5 mm to 110 mm, lengths of between 100 mm and 10,000 mm and layer thicknesses of 2 mm to 40 mm.
Wall covering is not for everyone, but I think everyone should have at least one special room in her home or office that is wallpapered.
For years, private insurers have been developing and covering wellness programs, nutritional counseling programs and other initiatives aimed at preventing and reducing weight-related health problems.
At this point, though, hardly anyone was covering Japan's wireless scene.
If 2B is covering 2nd, he waits for SS to break toward bag and then back to his position again.
According to Breedlove, if Cary didn't have additional insurance covering her engagement ring, she would have recouped only $1,000 or so.
Consequently, most copper alloy foundries practice some form of melt covering to control absorption and oxidation during melting, and deoxidation/degassing techniques in the furnace or transfer ladle just prior to casting.
Do we expect reporters who have personal opinions about any issues they cover - from abortion to elections to the baseball strike - to put their personal views aside and do a professional job covering the issues?
Nasdaq: ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today that the European Patent Office (EPO) has upheld key features of the company's Kreutzer-Limmer I patent (EP 1144623) with claims covering small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), the molecules that mediate RNAi.
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For the first time, full automation of the whole roll covering process is provided by Berstorff's latest generation strip winder.
Our playside LB has two big advantages in reading this play and covering this route.
The insurance policy: The GTE, Xerox and Unisys complaints all allege that the Y2K-related claims arise under "all risk" property insurance policies, covering "direct physical loss or damage to property" and any "destruction, distortion, or corruption" of computer data, coding, program or software.