fill a/the void

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fill a/the void

To replace someone or something that is absent or missing. No, we got that project done—Rebecca filled the void while you were on vacation. If Mike doesn't play sports this year, what will fill the void besides his trouble-making friends?
See also: fill, void
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ARSENE WENGER claimed Emmanuel Adebayor had filled the void left by Thierry Henry and backed the Arsenal striker to lead the Gunners to Premier League glory this season.
When the theater couldn't extend the run of a play, Danza Espana filled the void, performing three nights a week from January through early March.