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in the catbird seat

Sl. in a dominant or controlling position. Sally's in the catbird seat—telling everybody where to go. I hold all the aces. I'm in the catbird seat.
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in the catbird seat

in a position of power or influence Throughout the 1990s, the company was in the catbird seat, with no serious competitors in its field.
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be (sitting) in the catbird seat

  (American old-fashioned)
to be in a position of power and importance He'll be sitting in the catbird seat when the boss retires.
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catbird seat

A situation of advantage or superiority, as in His promotion put Charles in the catbird seat. This term is thought to allude to that noisy bird's habitual high perch. It was popularized in the 1940s by sportscaster Red Barber.
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in the catbird seat

mod. in a dominant or controlling position. I hold all the aces. I’m in the catbird seat.
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catbird seat

An enviable position, “sitting pretty.” Catbirds seek the highest limbs of trees on which to perch. The view from on high and the relative safety from predators puts them in an advantageous spot. The term is best known as the title of a James Thurber short story and from radio sportscaster Walter Lanier “Red” Barber's using it while broadcasting baseball games.
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I got my bird book out and identified it as the Grey Catbird.
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Notable returns include one House Wren, two Gray Catbirds, an Orange-crowned Warbler, and an Ovenbird that were captured in 4 successive years.
It is reasonable this nest was reused by Gray Catbirds to raise one more brood.
Nest incubation, hatching, and fledging dates were later in all years at isolated sites for Yellow-breasted Chats and Gray Catbirds (Table 1).
There appeared to be a high density of catbirds in this general area but we did not detect an active intermediate territory.
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