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
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Many states and many nations would gladly change places with us in terms of overall educational achievement, test results, and the promise of a high-powered work force.
We are in a strong position and certainly 90% of the clubs in the division would love to change places with us.
I remember going into the recording studio and the backing band saying they wished they could change places with us.