drop someone's lap

drop someone's lap
drop/fall into/land in/someone’s lap phrase
to suddenly happen or be given to someone without them having to make any effort

This was a deal that just fell into my lap.

Thesaurus: to happen quickly or unexpectedlysynonym
Main entry: lap

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • drop something in someone's lap — drop/dump/something in someone’s lap phrase to make someone responsible for a job or a problem, without any warning He put the matter off entirely, essentially dumping it in the lap of the incoming governor. Thesaurus: to make someone responsible …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop into someone's lap — ► fall (or drop) into someone s lap be acquired by or happen to someone without any effort. Main Entry: ↑lap …   English terms dictionary

  • fall into someone's lap — drop/fall into/land in/someone’s lap phrase to suddenly happen or be given to someone without them having to make any effort This was a deal that just fell into my lap. Thesaurus: to happen quickly or unexpectedlysynonym Main entry: lap …   Useful english dictionary

  • dump something in someone's lap — drop/dump/something in someone’s lap phrase to make someone responsible for a job or a problem, without any warning He put the matter off entirely, essentially dumping it in the lap of the incoming governor. Thesaurus: to make someone responsible …   Useful english dictionary

  • land in someone's lap — drop/fall into/land in/someone’s lap phrase to suddenly happen or be given to someone without them having to make any effort This was a deal that just fell into my lap. Thesaurus: to happen quickly or unexpectedlysynonym Main entry: lap …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall (or drop) into someone's lap — be acquired by or happen to someone without any effort. → lap …   English new terms dictionary

  • fall into someone's lap — ► fall (or drop) into someone s lap be acquired by or happen to someone without any effort. Main Entry: ↑lap …   English terms dictionary

  • lap — Ⅰ. lap [1] ► NOUN ▪ the flat area between the waist and knees of a seated person. ● fall (or drop) into someone s lap Cf. ↑fall into someone s lap ● in someone s lap Cf. ↑in someone s lap …   English terms dictionary

  • lap — lap1 [lap] n. [ME lappe < OE læppa, fold or hanging part of a garment, skin; akin to Ger lappen < IE base * leb , lāb , to hang down > L labare, to totter, labi, to fall, sink, lapsus, a fall] 1. Now Rare the loose lower part of a… …   English World dictionary

  • lap — lap1 [ læp ] noun ** 1. ) count the top half of your legs above your knees when you sit down: on/in someone s lap: The cat settled on Christine s lap. He sat with his hands clasped in his lap. 2. ) count one complete trip around a course in a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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