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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.
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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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DIM vales - and shadowy floods - And cloudy-looking woods, Whose forms we can't discover For the tears that drip all over Huge moons there wax and wane - Again - again - again - Every moment of the night - Forever changing places - And they put out the star-light With the breath from their pale faces.
To this flow of words, not perhaps in the best taste, but characteristic of D'Artagnan, whose principal object was to divert his opponent's attention, Mordaunt did not reply, but continuing to turn around he succeeded in changing places with D'Artagnan.
A Shawhead resident is highlighting the importance of fully-accessible disabled toilets, known as Changing Places facilities.
Regular readers of the PDE will have seen me showing my support for the Changing Places campaign, an issue I will always give my full support to knowing how important these facilities are to thousands of disabled people across Scotland.
If funds can be raised, a Changing Places toilet could be installed at The Sand Bothy in Balmedie
The government is currently consulting on this, which is fantastic; but we need to ensure proposals become reality and the voices of those who use Changing Places toilets are heard.
The Changing Places facilities which are part of the outlet's PS40m expansion contain specialist equipment with more space, making it easier for thousands of disabled people to enjoy the day-to-day activities many take for granted.
To get involved with Changing Places or register a facility simply contact Inclusion Ireland on 01 8559891 or email cormac@inclusionireland.ie.
Now restrainer, now restrainee, she relishes changing places.
It has been installed with the help of the Changing Places Consortium - a group of organisations working to support the rights of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Kate Culverhouse, Groundwork chief executive, said: "This is a very special year for Groundwork as it celebrates three decades of changing places and changing lives across the North East.
Shifting Views & Changing Places: The Photographs of Rick Dingus
"We have already built two changing places facilities in Whitley Bay, one in the town centre and one easily accessed off the coast.
However, Rachel disputes the [pounds sterling]40,000 cost of a changing places laboratory, claiming one could be put in for closer to [pounds sterling]10,000 and says that she was not consulted when the park put in the new equipment.
She added: "We vowed to get a Changing Places toilet for The Usual Place and it has been a huge success.