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trade places

To switch to the spot, role, or position that another person currently is in. I want to talk to the people at the other end of the table. Would you mind trading places? Many people say that they would gladly trade places with a celebrity, but I doubt they would enjoy the constant attention.
See also: place, trade

trade places

If two people trade places, each person puts themselves in the situation of the other person. There was a time in my life when I would have traded places with anyone because I believed that everyone was better than me. He plays the young heir to an oil fortune who trades places with a water-ski instructor.
See also: place, trade
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The home side have started their campaign in fine style, trading places regularly with Wolves at the summit of the table and will need the three points tonight to continue the chase.
Suzanne is one of a handful of bronze winners in the Barclays Trading Places awards for her determination in overcoming a stroke which ended her career as a classical singer.
Thursday's awards ceremony - which has been given the name Trading Places - will be attended by ministers and senior executives from the Department of Works and Pensions.