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sit in for

Meaning: to take someone's place when they are absent

Synonym: stand in for

For example:

  • sit in for sb The manager has attended most of the negotiations, but his assistant sat in for him a couple of times.

  • sit in for sb I can't make it to today's meeting, so would you mind sitting in for me?

Quick Quiz:

It would be wrong to sit in for someone if they couldn't make it to
  1. a staff meeting
  2. a college exam
  3. a card game

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