in (someone's or something's) stead

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in (someone's or something's) stead

As the representative of someone or something; in place of someone or something. (Typically used in slightly more formal language.) The boss isn't here at the moment, but I'd be happy to sign for the package in her stead. My horse was stolen, so I am forced to ride this donkey in its stead.
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in somebody’s/something’s ˈstead

(formal) instead of somebody/something: Foxton was dismissed and John Smith was appointed in his stead.
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In their stead are two guys in blue jeans who are certainly fresh-faced and foxy enough to pass for hustlers--which is a good thing, because they do just that in their new film, Speedway Junky.