Definition of cover the waterfront in English:

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cover the waterfront

North American informal Include a wide range of things; cover every aspect of something: while half the dishes are Italian, the kitchen covers the waterfront from Greece to Morocco
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  • The influence of cable news is - it covers the waterfront.
  • I plead guilty to the charge that a short essay did not cover the waterfront.
  • A former correspondent and editor covers the waterfront of problems that afflict higher education.
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