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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 tenenstake the place ofsub, fill someone's boots, fill someone's shoes, step into someone's boots, step into someone's shoespinch-hitView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘He even filled in as a coach for his son's soccer team in West Virginia two summers ago.’
- ‘Marky Ramone fills in on drums and former Black Flag member Dez Cadena slings guitar.’
- ‘He filled in as a vocalist on a few of their earlier albums, but they've got a new guy for this one.’
- ‘Redd filled in admirably for the injured Ray Allen, posting 21 points.’
- ‘In the absence of first-hand testimony, conjecture fills in.’
- ‘I found someone to fill in for Ellen, and she's doing a great job!’
- ‘We note that neither is the Prime Minister present, and nor is the Deputy Prime Minister, who normally fills in for her.’
- ‘With Brooks absent because of a knock, the little-used Frost filled in at left-back.’
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