change places

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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 places

also trade places
to exchange positions with someone He may be rich and famous, but I wouldn't change places with him, not even for a million dollars. The twins looked so alike, they would sometimes trade places and confuse their teachers.
See also: change, place