change places with

change places with (one)

To switch to the spot, role, or position that another person currently is in. I changed places with my aunt so that I could talk to the people at the other end of the table. 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 with someone

to trade or exchange situations or locations with someone. He has a much higher salary, but I wouldn't change places with him for the world. Juan decided to change places with Ken in the bus.
See also: change, place
References in classic literature ?
There are thousands of miserable women who would ask for no greater blessing than to change places with you.
Spare a thought and a prayer for those unfortunate people who would love to change places with you,if only for a short break.
Hats off to all the candidates - I wouldn't change places with them for all the tea in China.
Eddie Murphy and Dan Ackroyd star in the hilarious movie which sees a street-smart hustler change places with a city slicker with hilarious consequences.
It's a probability West Ham will change places with Blues next season - or is the underlying factor more money?
Have them discuss how they would react if they had to change places with Anupam for a year.
I'd wager they would change places with a pampered dog.
I wouldn't want to change places with the Beckhams despite all their money and my modest income.
Lots of pensioners would love to change places with offenders.
MARIAH CAREY; Q If you could change places with anybody for 24 hours, who would it be and why?
While Prentice seems subservient at first, within a month his conniving and sinister nature enables him to change places with his eventually groveling employer.
HALKYN United hope to change places with leaders Welshpool Town after tomorrow's top-of-thetable tussle at Pant Newydd.
The Coventry squad go up as champions, winning all four of their matches to beat Burton by a single league point, and change places with Nuneaton who have been relegated to Midland One East where they join Leamington and Stratford.
They then move diagonally to change places with the last woman and first man.