change places with (one)

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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 ?
Change places with him, and would you have been looked at by those blue eyes as he was, and commiserated by that agitated face as he was?
Then, calling upon Fedallah to change places with him, went forward to the bows, and seizing Perth's harpoon, commanded his crew to grasp their oars and stand by to stern.
It's extremely special and I just told (Duhon) to enjoy it because a lot of people would pay a lot of money to change places with him.