English version

be in a position to do something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe in a position to do somethingbe in a position to do somethingCANto be able to do something because you have the ability, money, or power to do it When I know all the facts, I’ll be in a position to advise you. position
Examples from the Corpus
be in a position to do somethingMaybe next year we'll be in a better position to buy a house.Well, given her appalling record, she's not in any position to criticize my work.When I've read the whole report I'll be in a better position to comment.This is quite unreasonable as the pilot should always be in a position to recover and make a normal landing.Then they'd be in a position to tell their parents what had happened.So few will ever be in a position to appreciate the magnitude of what has been lost.Only the governor is now in a position to stop the execution.The strange metallic noises continued at intervals, whenever he was in a position to hear them.The proxy must be in a position to filter dangerous URLs and malformed commands.More than a generation has passed since the child of a sitting president was in a position to apply to college.In the case of the parents, they are unlikely to be in a position to make a rational judgement.We just happen to be in a position to do something about it.We will have to run more tests before we are in a position to say whether the document is authentic or not.Once the loan is paid off, Jones will be in a position to run the casino himself.
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