sitting in the catbird seat


sitting in the catbird seat
(sitting) in the catbird seat
US informal : in a very good position

The team was (sitting) in the catbird seat after winning 10 games in a row.

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Main Entry:catbird seat

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  • in the catbird seat — (N American) In an advantageous position • • • Main Entry: ↑cat * * * informal in a superior or advantageous position Origin: said to be an allusion to a baseball player in the fortunate position of having no strikes and therefore three balls… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catbird seat — The catbird seat is an idiomatic phrase used to describe an enviable position, often in terms of having the upper hand or greater advantage in all types of dealings among parties. In the catbird seat was among the numerous folksy expressions with …   Wikipedia

  • catbird seat — [[t]kæ̱tbɜː(r)d siːt[/t]] PHRASE: v link PHR If you say that someone is in the catbird seat, you think that their situation is very good. [AM, INFORMAL] If he had not been hurt I think his team would be sitting in the catbird seat …   English dictionary

  • catbird seat — cat|bird seat [ˈkætbə:d ˌsi:t US bə:rd ] n be (sitting) in the catbird seat AmE informal to be in a position where you have an advantage …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • catbird seat — noun AmE informal be (sitting) in the catbird seat to be in a position where you have an advantage …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • catbird seat — noun : a position of great prominence or advantage sitting in the catbird seat …   Useful english dictionary

  • catbird — (n.) 1731, common name for the North American thrush (Dumetella Carolinensis), so called from its warning cry, which resembles that of a cat. Catbird seat is a 19c. Dixieism, popularized by Brooklyn Dodgers baseball announcer Red Barber and by… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cat·bird seat — /ˈkætˌbɚd / noun (sitting) in the catbird seat US informal : in a very good position The team was (sitting) in the catbird seat after winning 10 games in a row …   Useful english dictionary


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