drop (something) in (someone's) lap

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drop (something) in (someone's) lap

To give to or force upon someone suddenly and unexpectedly. When Steve won the lottery, we suddenly had the chance to travel the world dropped in our laps. Our son dropped his student debt in our laps when he lost his job last year.
See also: drop, lap
References in classic literature ?
For some time Mrs Verloc remained quiescent, with her work dropped in her lap, before she put it away under the counter and got up to light the gas.