One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Act as a substitute for someone when they are unable to do their job.‘my producer will have to have someone standing by to fill in for me’
substitute, deputize, stand in, cover, provide cover, take over, act, act as deputy, act as stand-in, sit in, act as understudy, understudy, be a proxy, act as locum tenensView synonyms
- ‘He even filled in as a coach for his son's soccer team in West Virginia two summers ago.’
- ‘We note that neither is the Prime Minister present, and nor is the Deputy Prime Minister, who normally fills in for her.’
- ‘Redd filled in admirably for the injured Ray Allen, posting 21 points.’
- ‘I found someone to fill in for Ellen, and she's doing a great job!’
- ‘Marky Ramone fills in on drums and former Black Flag member Dez Cadena slings guitar.’
- ‘Some of the members are also part of other groups, sometimes even filling in as extras in the Cleveland Orchestra.’
- ‘As Cross's beautiful assistant, Monica Potter fills in for Ashley Judd, who didn't return from the first one.’
- ‘In the absence of first-hand testimony, conjecture fills in.’
- ‘He filled in as a vocalist on a few of their earlier albums, but they've got a new guy for this one.’
- ‘With Brooks absent because of a knock, the little-used Frost filled in at left-back.’
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