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have the world by the tail

To be very successful, contented, and happy in life. Samantha landed her dream job after finishing at the top of her class in college. She has the world by the tail!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

has the world by the tail (with a downhill drag)

Rur. has destiny under control. The young businessman had the world by the tail with a downhill drag. He had made a million dollars before he was twenty-five. She's got the world by the tail now, but her fame won't last forever.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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