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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The midfielders are starting to enjoy having the ball at their feet and are growing in confidence but when they were behind they gave the ball away too often.
They are a team that enjoys having the ball at their feet and certainly don't resort to the long ball game," said Saez.
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