cover ground

[cover ground] or [cover the ground] {v. phr.} 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.