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place Idioms & Phrases


agent-in-place

  • noun an operative serving as a penetration into an intelligence target
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at a lower place

  • adverb in or to a place that is lower
    beneath; below; at a lower place.
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at that place

  • adverb in or at that place
    in that location; there.
    • they have lived there for years
    • it's not there
    • that man there
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Breathing place

  • noun a short respite
    breathing space; breather; breath; breathing time; breathing spell.
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  • . (a) A pause. "That cæsura, or breathing place, in the midst of the verse." Sir P. Sidney. (b) A vent.
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Burial place

  • any place where burials are made.
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by-place

By"-place` noun
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  1. A retired or private place.
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Carrying place

  • a carry; a portage.
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Dwelling place

  • place of residence.
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eating place

  • noun a building where people go to eat
    eating house; eatery; restaurant.
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Face of a place

  • (Fort.), the front comprehended between the flanked angles of two neighboring bastions. Wilhelm.
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fall into place

  • verb become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
    get through; get across; sink in; come home; penetrate; dawn; click.
    • It dawned on him that she had betrayed him
    • she was penetrated with sorrow
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farm-place

  • noun a farm together with its buildings
    farmstead; farmplace.
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fictitious place

  • noun a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
    imaginary place; fictitious place.
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first-place finish

  • noun a finish in first place (as in a race)
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gathering place

  • noun a favorite haunt where people gather
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Heliocentric place, latitude, longitude

  • etc. (of a heavenly body), the direction, latitude, longitude, etc., of the body as viewed from the sun.
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hiding place

  • noun a place suitable for hiding something (such as yourself)
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High place

  • (Script.), an eminence or mound on which sacrifices were offered.
  • (Script.), a mount on which sacrifices were offered. "Him that offereth in the high place." Jer. xlviii. 35.
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holy place

  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy.
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imaginary place

  • noun a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
    imaginary place; fictitious place.
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in a higher place

  • adverb in or to a place that is higher
    in a higher place; higher up; above.
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In place

  • adverb in the original or natural place or site
    in situ.
    • carcinoma in situ
    • the archeologists left the pottery in place
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  • in proper position; timely.
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in the first place

  • adverb before now
    in the beginning; originally; earlier; to begin with.
    • why didn't you tell me in the first place?
  • adverb of primary import
    primarily.
    • this is primarily a question of economics
    • it was in the first place a local matter
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jumping-off place

  • noun a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched
    point of departure.
    • one day when I was at a suitable jumping-off place I decided to see if I could find him
    • my point of departure was San Francisco
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Landing place

  • noun structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
    landing.
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  • . me as Landing, n., 2 and 3.
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last-place

  • adjective satellite lowest in rank or importance
    lowest; last.
    • last prize
    • in last place
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lurking place

  • noun a place suitable for lurking
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Market place

  • noun an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
    mart; marketplace; market.
  • noun the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
    marketplace; market.
    • without competition there would be no market
    • they were driven from the marketplace
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  • an open square or place in a town where markets or public sales are held.
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meeting place

  • noun a public facility to meet for open discussion
    assembly; forum.
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mythical place

  • noun a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
    imaginary place; fictitious place.
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nesting place

  • noun a place suitable for nesting
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Normal place

  • (of a planet or comet) (Astron.), the apparent place in the heavens of a planet or comet at a specified time, the place having been determined by a considerable number of observations, extending perhaps over many days, and so combined that the accidental errors of observation have largely balanced each other.
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Out of place

  • adjective satellite of an inappropriate or misapplied nature
    inapposite.
  • adverb in a setting where one is or feels inappropriate or incongruous
    • he felt out of place in the lingerie shop
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  • not in the usual or proper place; hence, not proper or becoming.
  • inappropriate; ill-timed; as, his remarks were out of place.
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place bet

  • noun a bet that a horse will finish a race no worse than second
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place down

  • verb cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
    put down; set down.
    • set down your bags here
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Place kick

  • noun (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
    place kick.
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  • (Football), the act of kicking the ball after it has been placed on the ground.
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place mat

  • noun a mat serving as table linen for an individual place setting
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Place name

  • noun the name by which a geographical place is known
    toponym.
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  • the name of a place or locality. London Academy.
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Place of arms

  • (Mil.), a place calculated for the rendezvous of men in arms, etc., as a fort which affords a safe retreat for hospitals, magazines, etc. Wilhelm.
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place of birth

  • noun the place where someone was born
    birthplace.
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place of business

  • noun an establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered
    business establishment.
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place of origin

  • noun where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
    provenance; birthplace; cradle; provenience.
    • the birthplace of civilization
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place of worship

  • noun any building where congregations gather for prayer
    house of worship; house of prayer; house of God.
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place setting

  • noun a table service for one person
    setting.
    • a place setting of sterling flatware
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place upright

  • verb put into an upright position
    stand up; stand.
    • Can you stand the bookshelf up?
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place-kick

  • verb kick (a ball) from a stationary position, in football
    place-kick.
  • verb score (a goal) by making a place kick
    place-kick.
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place-kicker

  • noun (football) a kicker who makes a place kick for a goal
    placekicker.
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place-kicking

  • noun (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
    place kick.
  • verb kick (a ball) from a stationary position, in football
    place-kick.
  • verb score (a goal) by making a place kick
    place-kick.
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place-proud

Place"-proud` adjective
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  1. Proud of rank or office. Beau. & Fl.
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place-worship

  • noun the worship of places
    topolatry.
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polling place

  • noun a place where voters go to cast their votes in an election
    polling station.
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pride of place

  • noun the first or highest or most important or most ostentatious place
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Sacred place

  • (Civil Law), the place where a deceased person is buried.
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second-place finish

  • noun a finish in second place (as in a race)
    runner-up finish.
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stay in place

  • verb be stationary
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Sticking place

  • the place where a thing sticks, or remains fast; sticking point.
    But screw your courage to the sticking place, And we'll not fail. Shak.
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take place

  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; happen; occur; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important
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third-place finish

  • noun a finish in third place (as in a race)
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to a higher place

  • adverb in or to a place that is higher
    in a higher place; higher up; above.
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to a lower place

  • adverb in or to a place that is lower
    beneath; below; at a lower place.
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To develop a curved surface on a place

  • (Geom.), to produce on the plane an equivalent surface, as if by rolling the curved surface so that all parts shall successively touch the plane.
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To give place

  • to withdraw; to yield one's claim.
  • to make room; to yield; to give way; to give advantage. "Neither give place to the devil." Eph. iv. 27. "Let all the rest give place." Shak.
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To have place

  • to have a station, room, or seat; as, such desires can have no place in a good heart.
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To place

  • (a person), to identify him. Colloq. U.S.
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To take place

  • . (a) To come to pass; to occur; as, the ceremony will not take place. (b) To take precedence or priority. Addison. (c) To take effect; to prevail. "If your doctrine takes place." Berkeley. "But none of these excuses would take place." Spenser.
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To take place, root, sides, stock, etc.

  • See under Place, Root, Side, etc.
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To take the place of

  • to be substituted for.
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Trysting place

  • a place designated for the assembling of soldiers, the meeting of parties for an interview, or the like; a rendezvous. Byron.
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Watering place

  • noun a health resort near a spring or at the seaside
    watering hole; spa.
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  • . (a) A place where water may be obtained, as for a ship, for cattle, etc. (b) A place where there are springs of medicinal water, or a place by the sea, or by some large body of water, to which people resort for bathing, recreation, boating, etc.
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