Definition of in place in English:

in place

1Working or ready to work; established: contingency plans should be in place the rules which we shall put in place in the months ahead meet these criteria
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  • It is hoped that a new model to calculate fees will be established and in place by next year.
  • Once my furnishings were in place and the draperies ordered it was too late to change my mind anyway.
  • Arrangements would be put in place to make sure he was kept away from patients who did not wish to see him.
Synonyms
2North American On the spot; not travelling any distance.
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  • Like hamsters on an exercise wheel, we ran in place, facing a long mirror and staring at ourselves.
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