in 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 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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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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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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in Chicago weighed down by thick case files and two or three textbooks, marked in places by pens that jut out.