cover ground

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.
Categories: informal travel verb