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cover the field

To be thorough and comprehensive in what is presented or dealt with. This thesis will attempt to cover the field of English Law from 1950 to the present.
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cover the waterfront

to deal with every detail concerning a specific topic. Her talk really covered the waterfront. By the time she finished, I knew much more than I wanted to know.
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cover the waterfront

to deal with all parts of a subject or area of interest, not omitting anything The FBI cannot expect a handful of agents to cover the waterfront in investigating terrorism.
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cover the waterfront

  (American)
to talk about every part of a subject, or to deal with every part of a job It was a mistake to try and cover the waterfront in her talk - one or two points would have been enough. It's obvious one salesman can't cover the waterfront. We'll need a whole team for this area.
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cover the field

Also, cover the territory or waterfront . Be comprehensive. For example, The review course will cover the field very well, or Bob's new assignment really covers the territory, or The superintendent's speech covered the waterfront on the drug problem. These expressions all employ the verb cover in the sense of "extend over" or "include," a usage dating from the late 1700s, with the nouns ( field, ground, territory, waterfront) each meaning "whole area."
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cover the waterfront

To treat, examine, or include a full range of things: a book that covers the waterfront on starting your own business.
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Successfully creating a mixed-use waterfront to ensure wide-ranging community support with: Richard McGuiness, Deputy Director, Waterfront Planning, Boston Redevelopment Authority
Long-term renewal strategies for protecting your waterfront investment: Colin Tarbert, Senior Economic Development Officer, Baltimore Development Corporation
But as the demand for waterfront living reaches a tremendous peak, there is enormous opportunity to create an amazing renaissance.
As a "Jersey Shore" resident and statewide waterfront redeveloper, I am excited at the endless opportunities to transform already developed areas into what I call "Rivieras.
Mersey Waterfront is creating a major, internationally-acclaimed attraction and is transforming our great waterfront as a place to be proud of and as a place to live, work, invest and visit.
Sara Wilde, chairwoman of Mersey Waterfront, said: ``Throughout the world large-scale and exciting waterfront development is taking place in a dramatic way,breathing new life into waterside towns and cities.
A short walk from the waterfront and also very popular is an Embassy Suites.
This announcement is great news not only for the residents of Brooklyn, but for all New Yorkers, who will now have a waterfront that is rich with recreational uses.
These EPF grants will help Long Island municipalities move forward with their waterfront revitalization plans and protect the beauty of their shorelines, while also expanding recreational access, boosting tourism and creating new economic development opportunities.
By working closely with the Task Force, the consultant team will shape and guide the redevelopment of Homeport to take full advantage of this part of Staten Island's incredible waterfront," said Mayor Michael R.
We've been interested in the waterfront here for a long time," said Collins, whose privately held company, Collins Enterprises, is based in Connecticut.
This will probably not hurt the leasing situation on the Waterfront very much, but it's certainly going to bring growth pretty much to a halt for the time being.
Collins Enterprises is a privately held, integrated real estate company with over 30 years of experience in revitalizing urban waterfronts and recreating downtowns.
Economists and urban planners join environmental and earth scientists to cover the waterfront and the city, global and local dynamics on the waterfront, naturalizing development and developing nature, and new practices of property-led development.
Recent zoning changes for a 75-block portion of the Greenpoint and North Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn are paving the way for residential conversion of industrial properties and have some development speculators salivating, as high-end residential development moves beyond Manhattan and many New Yorkers take a fresh look at waterfront areas that have been inaccessible to the public for most of the city's history.