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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
There is no one who would not be delighted 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.