in place of somebody/something
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 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.
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.
in place of