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touch all bases

Slang definitions & phrases for touch all bases

touch all bases

verb phrase

  1. To be thorough; leave nothing undone, esp in matters of consultation, communication, etc: The plan flopped because you didn't touch all bases on the way
  2. To be very versatile; be apt for various experiences: Humphrey is a man to touch all bases

[1980s+; fr the necessity of touching all bases in baseball when one makes a home run]

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