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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.
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in place of
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