be in the lap of the gods

be in the lap of the gods

To be out of one's control or power. Now that the jury is deliberating, my fate is in the lap of the gods
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be in the lap of the gods

if the result of a situation is in the lap of the gods, you cannot control what will happen I've sent in my application form and I've sorted out my references so it's in the lap of the gods now.
See also: god, lap, of
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Any such benign outcome seems to be in the lap of the gods rather than policymakers," he told bankers in Malaysia.