I'm sure you meant "in light of".
Main Entry: lieu
Etymology: Middle English liue, from Old French lieu, from Latin locus -- more at STALL
Date: 14th century
archaic : PLACE, STEAD
- in lieu : INSTEAD
- in lieu of : in the place of : instead of
Actually, I did mean 'in lieu'. See, I was going to be a groomsman in a friend's wedding, and I really didn't want to do it. So I asked wirthling if he'd take my place since I know how much he loves weddings. He told me that being in a wedding would be great, but what he really wanted was to get moved off the 'death by wombat' list, on account of his allergies.
I had to do something nice for him because he saved my life last month when we were in Japan and he pushed me out of the way of that speeding bullet train. And since he was more interested in getting off the wombat list than being in the wedding, I figured it was the least I could do for him.
So in lieu of wirthling standing up for me, I shall scratch his name off the 'excruciatingly painful death by wombat' list and move him to the 'Monty Python Meaning of Life get run down by horde of mostly naked chicks wearing helmets and elbow pads death' list.
100 pounds of **** in a 25 pound sack.