cover the waterfront

cover the waterfront

cover every aspect of something - North American informal

1999 - Tony Parsons - Man and Boy - And I suddenly realised how many father figures Luke has - father figures who seem to cover the waterfront of parental responsibilities.

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blow his cover

discover or expose someone's real identity

break cover

emerge into the open

suddenly leave a place of shelter

Break cover originally referred to a hunted animal emerging from the undergrowth in which it had been hiding.

cover your back

foresee and avoid the possibility of attack or criticism – informal

cover your tracks

conceal evidence of what you have done.

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