in place(1)

[in place(1)] {adv. phr.} 1a. In the right or usual place orposition.

Nothing is in place after the earthquake. Even trees andhouses are turned over.

The picture is not in place on the wall.It is crooked.

1b. In one place.

Our first exercise in gym classwas running in place.

2. In proper order.

Stay in place in line,children.

Compare: IN ORDER. Contrast: OUT OF PLACE.