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    Question meaning of a word

    What does " cover all the bases" mean ?


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    Re: meaning of a word

    It means to be prepared for all possibilities, even unexpected ones. It is a metaphor from American baseball. When your "bases are covered" in baseball, you are making sure that your defensive players are alert and ready for their opponents to do something unexpected.

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