touch all the bases

variants: or

touch every base

Definition of touch all the bases

chiefly US

  1. :  to cover every subject or point that needs to be considered She made sure that she touched all the bases in her report. His opening remarks at the meeting touched all the bases.

Word by Word Definitions

touchplay
  1. :  to bring a bodily part into contact with especially so as to perceive through the tactile sense :  handle or feel gently usually with the intent to understand or appreciate

    :  to strike or push lightly especially with the hand or foot or an implement

    :  to lay hands upon (one afflicted with scrofula) with intent to heal

  1. :  a light stroke, tap, or push

    :  a hit against an opponent in fencing

    :  the act or fact of touching

  1. :  the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

  1. :  the whole number, quantity, or amount :  totality

    : used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

    :  everybody, everything

  1. :  the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

bases
  1. : plural ofbaseor ofbasis


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