In my place

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Definition

in (my, her, your) place: in (my, her, your) position, situation
idiom
What would you do in my place? If you were me, how would you act?

in a figurative sense:

Bruno's lecture really put me in my place. His words made me feel less important than I thought I was.

Examples

  • "Does anyone remember who was elected President in my place?"
  • "In my place, Bruno's 'special assistant' Brian Jones will be showing Mr. Warbuckle the offices, and introducing him to the staff individually."
  • "May I suggest that Horatio Oléré, my head 'Nose', speak in my place?"
  • "As you all know, it's been exactly one month since Bruno left the company in search of happiness, and exactly one month since I've been the interim CEO in his place."

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