in place

in place (1)  {adv. phr.}
1a. In the right or usual place or position.
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.
1b. In one place.
Our first exercise in gym class was running in place.
2. In proper order.
Stay in place in line, children.
Compare: IN ORDER.
Contrast: OUT OF PLACE.
Categories: adverb