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cover all bases

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cover all bases

verb phrase

To guard against or supervise all contingencies: The baking is done on the premises, and Ms Scherber covers all the bases (1940s+ Baseball)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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