in place of
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in place of (someone or something)
Instead of someone or something else; as a substitute for someone or something. I'm going to lead the meeting in place of Janet because she went home sick. My parents got me a pet hamster in place of my dog that recently died.
in place of (something)
As an alternative to something; instead of something. Can we put another bouquet here in place of the roses?
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in place of someone or something
instead of someone or something; as a substitute for someone or something. I changed my mind. I want a red one in place of the blue one. John came to help in place of Max, who was sick.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
in place of somebody/something,
in somebody’s/something’s ˈplaceinstead of somebody/something: You can use milk in place of cream in this recipe. ♢ He was unable to go to the ceremony, but he sent his son in his place.
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in place of
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