in the person of somebody

in the person of (someone)

In the form of a specific person; as represented by a particular person. The country elected a new president in the person of Emmanuel Macron. Assistance finally came in the person of the deputy sheriff.
See also: of, person

in the person of somebody

(formal) in the form or shape of somebody: Help arrived in the person of his mother.
See also: of, person, somebody