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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"His general fitness is good, he looks after himself but (it's about) getting used to having the ball at your feet and being on the pitch again.
"I can only speak for myself but I always sent my team out to win football matches, to try to entertain and to play football the way I think it should be played, which is having the ball at your feet and trying to control the game with the ball.
``Little things like having the ball at your feet again and regaining your positional sense take time.
"The difference, of course, is in rugby you are running at the line as opposed to having the ball at your feet, but in both sports you've got to be able to read the play to get yourself into the right place when it matters." Ben has made a habit of it during a period of his life when he has had to cope with tragedy and trauma - the death of his father after an attack outside his nightclub, the ransacking of his flat by burglars and a Lions tour Down Under to forget.
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