in lieu of (something)

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in lieu of (something)

Instead of; in place of. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the scholarship fund.
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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.
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in lieu of

In place of; instead of.
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