fall in place
fall into place
To suddenly make sense; find the natural or proper place for the missing pieces of a puzzle.
When the detectives realized that a second man was seen at the place of the murder, the pieces of the puzzle began to fall into place.
In the right or usual place or position; suitable; timely.
Nothing is in place after the earthquake. Even trees and houses are turned over.
The picture is not in place on the wall. It is crooked.
A dog is not in place in a church.
Linda wondered if it would be in place to wish the bride good luck after the wedding.
In one place.
Our first exercise in gym class was running in place.
In proper order.
Stay in place in line, children.
in place of
in lieu of
In the place of; in substitution for; in preference to; rather than.
I wore mittens instead of gloves.
The grown-ups had coffee but the children wanted milk in place of coffee.
The boys went fishing instead of going to school.
The Vice-President talked at the meeting in place of the President, because the President was sick.
The magician appeared on the program in lieu of a singer.