One that takes the place of another
An elf suit pattern can make a great stand-in for a traditional Santa costume pattern.
Birth and zodiac symbols make great stand-in alternatives to name tattoos and can be worn with little regret should any relationships unfortunately meet its demise.
If you think you'd be happier with Claudette, I won't stand in your way, but I want to make it clear that I don't want you to go.
No one will stand in my way, including you, my daughter.
She moved away from Darkyn to stand in front of Gabriel, searching his gaze.