(sitting) in the catbird seat

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of (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.

Word by Word Definitions

sitting play
  1. : the act of one that sits

  2. : a single occasion of continuous sitting (as for a portrait or meal)

  3. : a brooding over eggs for hatching

  1. : that is setting

  2. : occupying a judicial, legislative, or executive seat : being in office

  3. : easily hit or played

catbird play
  1. : an American songbird (Dumetella carolinensis) that is dark gray in color with a black cap and reddish coverts under the tail and is related to the mockingbird

seat play
  1. : a special chair of one in eminence

  2. : a chair, stool, or bench intended to be sat in or on

  3. : the particular part of something on which one rests in sitting

  1. : to install in a seat of dignity or office

  2. : to cause to sit or assist in finding a seat

  3. : to provide seats for


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