Definition of sit in for in US English:

sit in for

phrasal verb

  • Temporarily carry out the duties of (another person).

    • ‘Tonight, Leeza Gibbons is sitting in for Larry King.’
    • ‘I'm Jim Clancy, sitting in for Tumi Makgabo this week.’
    • ‘Zak Starkey, son of Beatle Ringo Starr, deputises for the late Keith Moon and Pino Palladino sits in for the recently departed bassist John Entwhistle.’
    • ‘I popped into the management offices of the radio station that has (in a moment of barking madness) asked me to sit in for two weeks over Easter on the ‘drivetime’ slot.’
    • ‘I'm Greta Van Susteren, sitting in for Larry, who has the night off.’
    • ‘I'm Kathie Lee Gifford sitting in for Larry King tonight.’
    • ‘Mr. Baylos, of course, was ecstatic to find that not only had he finally been booked for the Carson show but that he'd be sitting in for Johnny.’
    • ‘Her TV plans also include sitting in for Richard and Judy on their tea-time chat show during their holiday later this month.’
    • ‘I'm Roger Cossack sitting in for Larry tonight.’
    • ‘To thank Laurence for sitting in for me tonight, I made a song for him.’
    stand in for, fill in for, take the place of, cover for, substitute for, be a substitute for, act as stand-in for, deputize for
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