in (someone's or something's) place

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in (someone's or something's) place

1. Literally, in someone's or something's physical location. Hey, you're in my place! You know I always sit here! You can't put the television in the sofa's place—it messes up the whole décor of the room!
2. Instead of someone or something else; as a substitute for someone or something. Janet is really sick, so I'm going to lead the meeting in her place. After our dog died, my parents got me a pet hamster in its place.
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in someone else's place

Imagining oneself in the situation or circumstances of another person so as to understand or empathize with their perspective, opinion, or point of view. The expression is a set phrase, as the other person is not specified. If you haven't spent time in someone else's place, how can you judge them?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*in place

in (someone's or something's) proper place or location. (*Typically: be ~; put something [into] ~.) The maid came into the room and put everything into place. It's good to see everything in place again.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in place

1. In the appropriate or usual position or order. For example, With everything in place, she started the slide show. [Mid-1500s] Also see put someone in his or her place.
2. In the same spot, without advancing or retreating, as in While marching in place, the band played six more numbers.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

in ˈmy, ˈyour, etc. place

in my, your, etc. situation: I wouldn’t like to be in your place.
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in ˈplace

prepared and ready: Everything seems to be in place for a successful peace conference.
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in place

1. In the appropriate or usual position or order: With everything in place, she started the slide show.
2. In the same spot; without moving forwards or backwards: While marching in place, the band played a popular tune.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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