Would it be appropriate to use "in place" as a synonym for the word "appropriate?"

In this sentence, for example:

"I thought it would be in place for us to erect a statue for the late poet."

If not, is there a similar phrase that would be more apt?

  • Yes thanks a lot for the correction. Erect, not enact. Are there any idioms that could substitute "appropriate" in that context? Mar 22 at 21:03
  • Why not use "appropriate"? Also: does it need to be a prepositional phrase?
    – alphabet
    Mar 22 at 21:21
  • Why do you need an idiom or a phrase? There are a lot of single-word synonyms for appropriate (fitting, meet, suitable, just, right, proper, pertinent, congruous...).
    – Stuart F
    Mar 22 at 22:58
  • Did you mean to be ironic when you ended your post with the word "apt"? Because that is a common synonym for "appropriate". Mar 23 at 1:27
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    The words in place…erect are odd together. See the meaning of in place under Phrases and it can generally mean in order as in ready. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20place Mar 23 at 1:40

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If you had to use an idiom, you could use in order instead of in place, as in:

I thought a statue for the late poet would be in order.

Merriam-Webster defines "in order" as:

an apology is in order

  • Thank you! This is exactly the phrase I was looking for. Mar 23 at 13:17
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