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be in pole position

To be ideally positioned for success. The phrase comes from racing, in which the starting position at the inside of the front row (the "pole position") is thought to improve one's chance of winning. She is in pole position to win the scholarship, thanks to all of her extracurricular activities.
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With its current offerings, Narragansett Technologies is in pole position to help marketers more effectively target and communicate with their customers," said Erickson.