sit in for

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. a staff meeting

b. a college exam

c. a card game

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