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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.
See also: change, place

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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Lumb, who started on the bench last week, changes places with James Bell in the second row, while the only other change in the squad sees Stuart Morton getting a place on the subs bench following some excellent displays in the Seconds.
A millionaire's wife used to a lavish lifestyle changes places with a practising Jesus Christian and freegan' who lives in 9 canipervan and scavenges in dustbins.
A millionaire's wife used to a lavish lifestyle changes places with a practising Jesus Christian and 'freegan' who lives in a campervan and scavenges for food.
Alan Brogan changes places with Sherlock and is now named in a potentially lethal full-forward line alongside Conal Keaney and Mark Vaughan.