What does covering your bases mean?

What does covering your bases mean?

Definition of ‘touch/cover all the bases’ If someone touches all the bases or covers the bases, they deal with everyone or everything involved in a situation.

Where did the phrase cover your bases come from?

It came about in the early to middle 20th century, and it is likely American in origin. Beyond that, there are two possibilities. First, the prevailing theory is that the idiom comes from baseball, where defensive positioning involves having players near all the bases.

Is it covering my bases or basis?

cover (one’s) bases To ensure one’s safety or success by dealing with every potentially problematic aspect of a situation or activity. A reference to baseball, in which the defensive players must make sure all bases (and baserunners who may occupy them) are accounted for. Primarily heard in US, South Africa.

How can I cover all my bases?

The idiom cover all the bases means (1) to prepare for every possibility, (2) to give attention to every aspect of a situation or problem, or (3) to inform (someone) of all matters at hand.

What is the difference between basis and bases?

Basis means a starting point, base or foundation for an argument or hypothesis when used as a noun. Bases means foundations or starting points, checkpoints when used as a noun. A good way to remember the difference is Bases is the plural of base. Out of the two words, ‘basis’ is the most common.

What does the idiom Grand Slam mean?

A grand slam describes the act of winning all the contests available in a certain sport, such as golf or tennis. Interestingly, the idiom grand slam is taken from the card game of bridge. In bridge, a grand slam is the act of taking all thirteen tricks in a hand. As one may imagine, this is a difficult feat.

What is a day to day basis?

: every day people who use computers on a day-to-day basis.

Do it on daily basis?

on a daily basis Use this phrase when talking about an activity that takes place or is performed every day.

What does play hard ball mean in baseball?

Act aggressively and ruthlessly
Act aggressively and ruthlessly, as in It’s only a month before the election, and I’m sure they’ll start to play hardball. This term originated in baseball, where it alludes to using the standard ball as opposed to the slightly larger and minimally softer ball of softball.

What does out of the park mean?

(also hit sth out of the park) informal. to do something extremely well: I feel like I can write anything for this actor, and she’ll knock it out of the park. If I don’t hit this out of the park, I’m finished.

How do you say daily basis?

on dai·ly ba·sis.

How do you use a daily basis?

The correct phrase is “on a daily basis,” not “in a daily basis.”

What does it mean to cover all the bases?

cover all the bases To account for or provide a way to address every possible outcome, scenario, contingency, etc. We need to cover all the bases here—the investigation should explore every avenue. I covered all the bases by applying to 15 colleges. See also: all, bases, cover Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

How many colleges does it take to cover all the bases?

I covered all the bases by applying to 15 colleges. See also: all, bases, cover Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved. cover all the/your ˈbases

Do you cover all the bases when it comes to tattoos?

Not all emergency ‘bases’ are covered Just cover all the basesof your parents’ fears: health issues, designs-never get tattoos of names of boyfriends or girlfriends or husbands or wives, ok?’-Wiji Lacsamana How do you get your parents to stop hating tattoos? I wanted to cover all the basesand, hopefully, do it justice.”

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