Let's say Tom is the anchor for a news program. His colleague Jane is his backup for that program during his absence. I heard on a radio something like:

This is Jane 'info' Tom.

I could not catch the exact word from that radio. It just sounds like the word 'info'.

Questions: What the word is most likely used in this setting? If this could not be figured out by the information I provided here, what would be the proper word(s) which is likely to be used for this scenario?

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The most likely is "filling in for" or just "in for," which is what you heard.

  • or 'standing in for'
    – Strawberry
    Commented Nov 15, 2017 at 10:34
  • Are 'standing in for', 'filling in for' and just 'in for' commonly used?
    – dan
    Commented Nov 15, 2017 at 11:28
  • @dan it’s not an especially common occurrence for it to be used but I would expect “filling in for”.
    – Tim
    Commented Nov 15, 2017 at 11:58
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    On National Public Radio, where I most often hear this type of phrase used, "in for" seems to be the most common.
    – mamster
    Commented Nov 15, 2017 at 18:19

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