(sitting) in the catbird seat

idiom

US, informal
: in a very good position
The team was (sitting) in the catbird seat after winning 10 games in a row.

Examples of (sitting) in the catbird seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wall Street's greatest bugaboo When interest rates were abnormally low, Wall Street was in the catbird seat - filling investors' income needs with stuff. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2022 The company makes packaging, which should put it in the catbird seat as e-commerce became many people’s go-to during the pandemic. Brett Owens, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 And Shanae is in the catbird seat, still mulling over whether to pick Logan or James. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 18 Oct. 2022 In that battle, Aldi sits in the catbird seat, renowned for being one of the cheapest grocery stores around, having been named as Grocery Value Leader among U.S. grocery stores for the last ten years by Market Force Information. Pamela N. Danziger, Forbes, 24 June 2021 The Falcons now sit in the catbird seat with the No. 4 pick. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2021 If the Buckeyes are eliminated from Big Ten title game contention, Indiana would be in the catbird seat in the Big Ten East. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 30 Nov. 2020 Known as a top-notch recruiter and motivator, Orgeron impressively assembled a staff and a team — while adjusting his own coaching philosophy — to put the Tigers in the catbird seat. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 8 Sep. 2020 Somebody in the catbird seat is Seven Hill Mayor Anthony D. Biasiotta. John Benson, cleveland, 4 Sep. 2020

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(sitting) in the catbird seat

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“(sitting) in the catbird seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28sitting%29%20in%20the%20catbird%20seat. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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