in lieu of (something)

in lieu of (something)

Instead of something; in place of something. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the scholarship fund.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in lieu of something

Fig. in place of something; instead of something. (The word lieu occurs only in this phrase.) They gave me roast beef in lieu of ham. We gave money to charity in lieu of sending flowers to the funeral.
See also: lieu, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in lieu (of something)

(formal) instead of: They took cash in lieu of the prize they had won.We work on Saturdays and have a day off in lieu during the week.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

in lieu of

In place of; instead of.
See also: lieu, of
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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