find (one's) place

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find (one's) place

1. To find the point at which one had stopped reading, in order to start reading again. A: "Oh geez, my bookmark must have fallen out." B: "Good luck finding your place again—Bleak House is only 900 pages long!" And so, in 1890, Dr. Tuttenberg discovered that… excuse me, I just need to find my place again in my notes.
2. To find a job, setting, or situation that compliments one's unique gifts, interests, or personality very well. It took me a while to find my place in college, but joining the literary magazine was a good start for an English major. You'll find your place eventually, don't worry. I may be a therapist now, but I spent my 30s working in the business world.
See also: find, place
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