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 put hands upon in any way or degree

    :  to commit violence upon

  1. :  the act or fact of touching

    :  the act or an instance of handling or controlling a ball (as in basketball or soccer)

    :  the special sense by which pressure or traction exerted on the skin or mucous membrane is perceived

  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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