catbird seat
noun Date: 1942 a position of great prominence or advantage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • catbird seat — ☆ catbird seat n. an enviable position, as of power …   English World dictionary

  • Catbird seat — The catbird seat is an idiomatic phrase used to describe an enviable position, often in terms of having the upper hand or greater advantage in all types of dealings among parties. In the catbird seat was among the numerous folksy expressions with …   Wikipedia

  • catbird seat — [[t]kæ̱tbɜː(r)d siːt[/t]] PHRASE: v link PHR If you say that someone is in the catbird seat, you think that their situation is very good. [AM, INFORMAL] If he had not been hurt I think his team would be sitting in the catbird seat …   English dictionary

  • catbird seat — cat|bird seat [ˈkætbə:d ˌsi:t US bə:rd ] n be (sitting) in the catbird seat AmE informal to be in a position where you have an advantage …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • catbird seat — cat|bird seat [ kætbɜrd ,sit ] noun be in the catbird seat AMERICAN INFORMAL to be in a situation where you have an advantage …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • catbird seat — Informal. an advantageous situation or condition: His appointment as acting dean put him in the catbird seat. [1940 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • catbird seat — noun AmE informal be (sitting) in the catbird seat to be in a position where you have an advantage …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • catbird seat — noun : a position of great prominence or advantage sitting in the catbird seat …   Useful english dictionary

  • catbird seat — cat′bird seat n. inf inf an advantageous situation or position • Etymology: 1940–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • catbird seat — noun Expression used to describe an enviable position, often one of great advantage …   Wiktionary

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