have the ball at (one's) feet

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have the ball at (one's) feet

To be in the best position to do something; to be in control. With your grades and extracurriculars, you'll have the ball at your feet in your college search. I want to have the ball at my feet at the most crucial moment in a game—I want to be the hero.
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have the ball at your feet

have your best opportunity of succeeding.
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"I guess it shows what I feel about football and how much I love to have the ball at my feet. When I first met the boss he told me that Zinedine Zidane still plays with his mates in the park.
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