Definition of cover all the bases in English:

cover all the bases


  • Deal with something thoroughly.

    ‘we thought our legal department had covered all the bases in our terms and conditions’
    • ‘As befits Colonial Williamsburg, the present large book about its costume collection covers all bases.’
    • ‘The museum's approach to Ancient Egyptian culture attempts to cover all bases, but falls short of doing this.’
    • ‘A book with a tripartite title may be said to cover all bases, and it does just that.’
    • ‘In covering all bases the film gives us an openhanded view of the corporation's frightening grasp on our lives.’
    • ‘It seemed to cover all bases although I was surprised that the court case was glossed over so quickly.’