fill in for



To replace somebody or something for a period of time. Usually used when someone can not do the work and you have to do it for them.

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Virginia Arts Festival using TV, radio broadcasts, social media to fill in for last season. Virginian-Pilot

Roadside workers fill in for agricultural labourers in Punjab. The Tribune

PennDot workers are filling in for volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank. YourErie

The Prime Time host filled in for Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show recently and proved to be a massive hit with viewers.

Kamloops MP suggests students might fill in for temporary foreign workers.  Kamloops This Week

6 Ford for this weekend's NASCAR Cup Series activity at Auto Club Speedway, filling in for Ryan Newman for the second consecutive week. NASCAR

Alaska DOT says private charters could soon fill in for Alaska Marine Highway System ferries. KCAW

After the jokes, they revealed that Patterson could fill in for Seacrest on April 1 when he's busy fulfilling "American Idol" duties. Minneapolis Star Tribune

ALVA, Fla. — Southwest Florida native Ross Chastain will be filling in for Ryan Newman this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NBC2 News

Joseph Brean: I was a new reporter, assigned to fill in for Christie Blatchford. It was terrifying. National Post