cover\ the\ ground

• cover (the) ground
v. phr.
1. To go a distance; travel.

Mr. Rogers likes to travel in planes, because they cover ground so quickly.

2. informal To move over an area at a speed that is pleasing; move quickly over a lot of ground.

The new infielder really covers the ground at second base.

Herby's new car really covers ground!

3. To give or receive the important facts and details about a subject.

If you're thinking about a trip to Europe, the airline has a booklet that covers the ground pretty well.

The class spent two days studying the Revolutionary War, because they couldn't cover that much ground in one day.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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