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change 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 changing places? Many people say that they would gladly change places with a celebrity, but I doubt they would enjoy the constant attention.
See also: change, place

change/swap ˈplaces (with somebody)

(of two people, groups, etc.) exchange seats, positions, situations, etc: The Smiths can afford to go away a lot because they haven’t got a family to bring up. But I wouldn’t want to change places with them.Can you see the whiteboard where you are, or would you like to swap places?
See also: change, place, swap
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Lumb, who started on the bench last week, changes places with James Bell in the second row, while the only other change in the squad sees Stuart Morton getting a place on the subs bench following some excellent displays in the Seconds.
A millionaire's wife used to a lavish lifestyle changes places with a practising Jesus Christian and freegan' who lives in 9 canipervan and scavenges in dustbins.
A millionaire's wife used to a lavish lifestyle changes places with a practising Jesus Christian and 'freegan' who lives in a campervan and scavenges for food.
Alan Brogan changes places with Sherlock and is now named in a potentially lethal full-forward line alongside Conal Keaney and Mark Vaughan.
The name used in newspaper stock tables is still Alcoa, but the listing changes places alphabetically in The Associated Press tables, which are alphabetized by full corporate name.