touch all the bases

touch all the bases

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touch all bases

If someone or something touches all the bases or touches all bases, they deal with or include all the different things that they should. His speech was short but he touched all the bases. The simple menu touches all bases: meat, fish, poultry and pasta. Note: You can also say that someone or something covers all the bases or covers all bases. The boss covers all bases when he sets up a job. Note: In baseball, batters have to touch the first, second, and third bases to score a run.
See also: all, bases, touch
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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.