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Meaning of “cover all the bases” in the English Dictionary

"cover all the bases" in British English

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cover all the bases

(US cover the bases) to do everything ​necessary to be ​sure that something is ​successful: I ​think I’ve ​covered all the ​bases – I called everyone, ​ordered the ​food , and ​bought some ​decorations .
(Definition of cover all the bases from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cover (all) the bases" in American English

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cover (all) the bases

to do everything ​necessary to be ​sure that something is ​successful: I ​think I’ve ​covered all the ​bases – I called everyone, ​ordered the ​food, and ​bought some ​decorations.
(Definition of cover (all) the bases from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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