catbird seat


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catbird seat

n.
A position of power or prominence.

cat′bird seat`



n.
Informal. an advantageous situation or position.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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With a journalist's keen eye for detail and his own considerable ability as a storyteller, Shrager sits in the catbird seat of the criminal courts of Philadelphia and describes the battles for the hearts and minds of jurors.
Therapists used to be in the catbird seat, and now they're being eaten," adds Monroe.
There was no suggestion, however, that Suzuki was on the brink of a move that could project him into the catbird seat in Japanese telecoms as the progenitor of the most important shift in the industry in years.
in Boston, sees Alltel in the catbird seat among its telecom rivals.
They are in the position of (being in the) catbird seat,'' Routh said.
The most difficult thing I have to confess is anger with the church, and it's only embarrassing because a representative of the object of my anger is sitting in the catbird seat.
With dizzying swiftness, the religious right went from being in the catbird seat to being in the hot seat.
position, so you've given up the ghost on the catbird seat, and you know I could write everything you're afraid of,
If they've guessed right, they're going to be in the catbird seat.
Whether his observations solve a puzzle or simply change it, "He's in the catbird seat, and he has the pleasure of having theorists fight it out.
As you know, retailers are in the catbird seat with suppliers these days and it is doubtful that even a $28 billion a year supplier has enough power to change that fact.
The market is in the midst of a flurry of biotech M&A and PharmaCyte Biotech may be sitting in the catbird seat as an unusually attractive potential target.