(sitting) in the catbird seat

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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.

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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 22 Jan. 2022.

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