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catbird seat

noun

Definition of CATBIRD SEAT

:  a position of great prominence or advantage

Examples of CATBIRD SEAT

  1. <your fluency in French should put you in the catbird seat for getting the Paris posting>
  2. <in the wake of the natural disaster, this obscure bureaucrat was suddenly and unexpectedly thrust into the catbird seat>

First Known Use of CATBIRD SEAT

1942

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