in place of (something)

in place of (something)

As an alternative to something; instead of something. Can we put another bouquet here in place of the roses?
See also: of, place
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: of, place
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in place of

Instead of.
See also: of, place
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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