put in place

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put (oneself) in (someone else's) place

 and put oneself in someone else's shoes
to allow oneself to see or experience something from someone else's point of view. Put yourself in someone else's place, and see how it feels. I put myself in Tom's shoes and realized that I would have made exactly the same choice.
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put you in your place

to let someone know that they are not as important as they think they are He thinks he knows everything and needs to be put in his place.
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put yourself in somebody's place

to imagine that you are someone else and have to do what they do Now put yourself in the place of a policeman who is afraid and has to arrest a big guy with a knife.
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put somebody in their place

to let someone know that they are not as important as they think they are She didn't like my suggestions at all. I was put firmly in my place, like a naughty schoolgirl.
See as if own the place, fall into place, know place, scream the place down
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put (someone) in (someone's) place

To lower the dignity of (someone); humble.
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