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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 be thorough and comprehensive in what is presented or dealt with. This thesis will attempt to cover the waterfront 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 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

mainly AMERICAN
If you cover the waterfront, you include or deal with a very wide range of things, or every aspect of something. Moving full-time into TV presenting, Tyler has covered the waterfront from current affairs programmes and documentaries to daytime chat shows.
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cover the waterfront

cover every aspect of something. North American informal
1999 Tony Parsons Man and Boy And I suddenly realised how many father figures Luke has, father figures who seem to cover the waterfront of parental responsibilities.
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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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cover the waterfront, to

To include or comprise everything about something, to leave nothing out. Why this American colloquialism should use “waterfront” to mean everything about some subject is a mystery: for example, “This American history course begins with Columbus and ends with the last election—it really covers the waterfront.”
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Waterfront subsequently submitted and filed with Pagcor its proposal on the proposed Grand Water Hotel and Casino and complied with the other requirements imposed by the agency.
(From left to right) Anders Hallden, general manager, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino; Jean Francois Asimus, general manager, Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel; Bryan Yves Lasala, hotel manager, Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao; and Rex Benhur Caballes, hotel manager, Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino Mactan.
"Without the waterfront and without the sea port, our history, our heritage and our culture, Liverpool would not be what it is today.
"As inventory decreases, ultimately what will happen sometime this year, whether it's [second quarter] or later, you'll see the prices increase a bit in on the waterfront. If somebody wants waterfront, they'll pay a little more than they did last year."
"The conservation initiative for the Bateen Waterfront adheres to the principles of Estidama, the sustainability initiative managed by UPC.
"We also welcome the development of cafes and restaurants on the Waterfront because that will bring more people to the area which will benefit all of us."
"Given Liverpool's maritime heritage, it's also timely that the eyes of the regeneration world will be looking to Mersey Waterfront as Liverpool takes centre-stage for European Capital of Culture year."
The waterfront project price tag could go as high as $100 million spread out over several years.
The documented evidence of the associated benefits and the potential dis-benefits of waterfront development remains complex.
Whether you are new to camp or a seasoned waterfront veteran, precamp is an essential part of aquatic staff training.
Following the Olympic Games in 1992, the cultural festival Forum 2004 will attract major conferences, requiring convention centres, exhibition halls, hotels, and office buildings, in a series of developments that will regenerate several run-down regions by the waterfront. 'Barcelona will continue to open up and refurbish the waterfront', says Juan Carlos Monteil, senior planner at Infrastructures Llevant, an operation management company of the Barcelona municipality.
Michel Daley, co-owner and director of marketing and promotions of Zanzibar on the Waterfront, is the first to admit that starting a restaurant in the District of Columbia, where there are no less than 1,300 eating establishments, is a bold endeavor.
The Waterfront Journals dates from the late '70s through the early '80s, in other words from several years before the East Village art scene would provide a context for David Wojnarowicz's intense paintings and sculptures, making him enough of an art star that he could give up dope and hustling.