in place

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in (someone's or something's) place

1. Literally, in someone's or something's physical location. Hey, you're in my place! You know I always sit here! You can't put the television in the sofa's place—it messes up the whole décor of the room!
2. Instead of someone or something else; as a substitute for someone or something. Janet is really sick, so I'm going to lead the meeting in her place. After our dog died, my parents got me a pet hamster in its place.
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*in place

in (someone's or something's) proper place or location. (*Typically: be ~; put something [into] ~.) The maid came into the room and put everything into place. It's good to see everything in place again.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in place

1. In the appropriate or usual position or order. For example, With everything in place, she started the slide show. [Mid-1500s] Also see put someone in his or her place.
2. In the same spot, without advancing or retreating, as in While marching in place, the band played six more numbers.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

in ˈplace

prepared and ready: Everything seems to be in place for a successful peace conference.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

in place

1. In the appropriate or usual position or order: With everything in place, she started the slide show.
2. In the same spot; without moving forwards or backwards: While marching in place, the band played a popular tune.
See also: 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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He said his decision to take the job in the first place was based on the fact that he felt the chairman would give him the opportunity to put something into place over a period of time.
"I am lucky because I am the elite performance director of the Welsh FA, and we put something into place eight years ago, and it is bearing its fruit now.
"I've no regrets - I've had a good ten years of pressure rugby and it's time to look at the future now, I'm trying to put something into place outside the game, and it's a good way to do it while I'm still enjoying playing at a decent standard.
"We are trying to put something into place here but we must deal with incompetent people who do not respect the decisions of the council or are overly zealous in their application of the rules," he said.
We were asked to put something into place in front of the terminal by Merseyside Police."
"But then at other times, you will put something into place and get a wicket afterwards and that gives you a bit of satisfaction.
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