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Difference between Cover ground and Cover the field

cover ground

1. (also: cover the ground) deal with an assignment, etc. (especially efficiently or rapidly):

  • If you want to cover ground fast, pool your resources.

2. (of a book, etc.) treat a subject:

  • The book could have been greater in scope had the author shown the ambition to cover ground rarely covered in military history.

cover the field —(also: cover the territory) be comprehensive:

  • The strength of Lister’s book is that it really covers the field, from methodology to practical examples.