fall into someone's lap

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

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fall (or drop) into someone's lap
(of something unexpected) come someone's way without any effort having been made

not many reporters are lucky enough to have stories fall into their laps


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

  • lap — lap1 noun 1》 the flat area between the waist and knees of a seated person. 2》 archaic a hanging flap on a garment or a saddle. Phrases fall (or drop) into someone s lap be acquired by or happen to someone without any effort. in someone s lap as… …   English new terms dictionary

  • lap — I UK [læp] / US noun Word forms lap : singular lap plural laps ** 1) [countable] 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)… …   English dictionary

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