trade places(redirected from trades places)
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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.
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.