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cover all the bases

To account for or provide a way to address every possible outcome, scenario, contingency, etc. We need to cover all the bases here—the investigation should explore every avenue. I covered all the bases by applying to 15 colleges.
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cover all the/your ˈbases

(especially American English) consider and deal with all the things that could happen or could be needed when you are arranging something: Are you sure we covered all our bases on this?We cover all the bases from creating a market for your business through closing the sale.
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From eating appropriately for knee health and using nutritional supplements to considering body mechanics, posture correction and preventative knee exercises, osteopathic physician George Kessler covers all the bases.
Peck's book covers all the bases (pun intended) for readers to enjoy.
Authored by Ann Logue, a financial writer and hedge fund specialist, this handy, friendly guide covers all the bases for investors of all levels.
Communication is key when you're on the road, and this new wireless travel voice gateway covers all the bases," said SMC product manager Brian Nickell.
By providing tactics like optimizing press releases for search engine prioritization and tracking industry trends on mediums from online and print media to blogs, Carabiner Communications covers all the bases for clients' campaigns.
It's a cupful of frank and relevant advice that covers all the bases, with a good dose of humor stirred in," adds Kate Schwartz, editor, Kitchens.
Andrew's OneBase family covers all the bases for our customers," said Mickey Miller, group president, base station subsystems, Andrew Corporation.
The Congressional Deskbook 2003-2004 covers all the bases, including legislative and budget processes and special procedures and procedural strategies; the forms and impact of political competition on Capitol Hill; overviews of the election, lobbying, and ethics laws and rules that regulate congressional behavior; congressional relations with the president, executive branch, federal courts, and states; the work of membership, leadership and administrative offices; the variety of congressional documents; a list of frequently mispronounced names of Members of Congress; and how to conduct research on Congress.
Our new combo chipset covers all the bases," said Rich Redelfs, president and chief executive officer of Atheros.
Outside In Server covers all the bases, making critical information immediately accessible anytime, anywhere, which is a significant competitive advantage for our customers.
CommTech covers all the bases for us end-to-end, but at the same time offered flexible product modularity that others cannot," said Marc Sellouk, chief executive officer of Transbeam.
amp;uot;NetAUDIT is a methodology that covers all the bases for clients seeking to understand the vulnerabilities and risks associated with their network,&uot; said Phil Cowell, Senior Security Consultant for Spohn Consulting, Inc.
With 16MB SGRAM and support for Glide and RAVE this card covers all the bases, while providing extreme resolutions and refresh rates.