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trade places

To switch to the spot, role, or position that another person currently is in. I want to talk to the people at the other end of the table. Would you mind trading places? Many people say that they would gladly trade places with a celebrity, but I doubt they would enjoy the constant attention.
See also: place, trade

trade places

If two people trade places, each person puts themselves in the situation of the other person. There was a time in my life when I would have traded places with anyone because I believed that everyone was better than me. He plays the young heir to an oil fortune who trades places with a water-ski instructor.
See also: place, trade
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But Green MP and the party's spokesperson for women, dan Logie, traded places with a caregiver for a couple of hours.
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In the most recent episode of the British TV show "The Apprentice," Iranian-born Melody Hossaini and three of the other women traded places with men and joined the formerly all-male team, Logic, in order to rebalance the teams.
The 22-year-old German had found himself the victim of reliability issues that have hampered his Red Bull in the opening two races this year, but traded places with Mark Webber on the first couple of turns before eventually building a dominant advantage and lead a Red Bull one-two ahead.
Matt Dawson rested a tight calf, while Joe Worsley and Dallaglio traded places in the back row.
They traded places several times, but Byrne had the upper hand and took victory by half a second, with John Reynolds third.