cover all the bases

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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 bases

to deal with every possibility Those movie awards cover all the bases - best villain, best fight, best kiss, best everything.
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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.
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With the launch of its GeneReader system, Qiagen will be able to touch all the bases in NGS," said Emil Salazar, Kalorama IVD and biotechnology analyst in a recent blog post.
Kinney's ability to touch all the bases in such a compressed space: 142 pages plus a glossary and index.
The site offers a sample emergency plan with a checklist business owners can use to make sure they touch all the bases in preparing for the worst.
Such a ferocious and brave notion, to be hinted at by such a simple motion, and the gesture itself lasting perhaps all of four seconds--if you touch all the bases and don't rush.
When it comes to championship play on the field, or great communications off the field, the Dodgers touch all the bases.
According to Bob Dylan, "What we aim to do with this tour is hit the ball out of the park, touch all the bases and get home safely.