cover (a lot of) ground

Meaning(s)

1. deal with a large amount of information or discuss many topics

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we managed to cover a lot of ground in the meeting/classroom

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The idiom to cover a lot of ground means to travel over a great distance or to deal with a lot of information or facts.

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  1. I had to cover a lot of ground when I was explaining to Tom how to use the device because he had never come across one before.
  2. I found therapy very useful and I managed to cover a lot of ground with my therapist in a sort amount of time.
  3. We went on a trip for just two weeks but we still managed to cover a lot of ground and see lots of different places.

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  1. The teacher said that she didn't want any messing around in the class that day because there was a lot of ground that needed to be covered before the exams began.
  2. The meeting was very productive. I thought that we might only be able to address a few issues, but in fact we ended up covering a lot of ground.

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