(sitting) in the catbird seat

Definition of (sitting) in the catbird seat

US, informal

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

Word by Word Definitions

sittingplay
  1. :  the act of one that sits

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

    :  a brooding over eggs for hatching

  1. :  that is setting

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

    :  easily hit or played

catbirdplay
  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

seatplay
  1. :  a special chair of one in eminence

    :  the status represented by it

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

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

    :  to cause to sit or assist in finding a seat

    :  to provide seats for


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