Definition of catbird seat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

catbird seat

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkætbɜːd siːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkætbɜːrd siːt//
 
 
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Idioms
be in the catbird seat
 
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(North American English) to have an advantage over other people or be in control of a situation