in place

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in (someone's or something's) place

1. Literally, in someone's or something's physical location. Hey, you're in my place! You know I always sit here! You can't put the television in the sofa's place—it messes up the whole décor of the room!
2. Instead of someone or something else; as a substitute for someone or something. Janet is really sick, so I'm going to lead the meeting in her place. After our dog died, my parents got me a pet hamster in its place.
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*in place

in (someone's or something's) proper place or location. (*Typically: be ~; put something [into] ~.) The maid came into the room and put everything into place. It's good to see everything in place again.
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in place

1. In the appropriate or usual position or order. For example, With everything in place, she started the slide show. [Mid-1500s] Also see put someone in his or her place.
2. In the same spot, without advancing or retreating, as in While marching in place, the band played six more numbers.
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in ˈplace

prepared and ready: Everything seems to be in place for a successful peace conference.
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in place

1. In the appropriate or usual position or order: With everything in place, she started the slide show.
2. In the same spot; without moving forwards or backwards: While marching in place, the band played a popular tune.
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I've no regrets - I've had a good ten years of pressure rugby and it's time to look at the future now, I'm trying to put something into place outside the game, and it's a good way to do it while I'm still enjoying playing at a decent standard.
We are trying to put something into place here but we must deal with incompetent people who do not respect the decisions of the council or are overly zealous in their application of the rules," he said.
We were asked to put something into place in front of the terminal by Merseyside Police.
My reservations are still there but in light of the fact that we need to put something into place I'm going to support moving forward,'' said Councilman Dennis Zine, a former traffic cop.
But then at other times, you will put something into place and get a wicket afterwards and that gives you a bit of satisfaction.
The analysis we did of Launceston's tries showed that we've been bunched up in some defensive situations and we've tried to put something into place to overcome this.
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