fall to (one's) lot

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fall to (one's) lot

To become one's duty or job. I'm worried that that big project will fall to my lot if Lydia resigns.
See also: fall, lot

fall to someone's lot

become someone's task or responsibility.
See also: fall, lot
References in classic literature ?
I should think he earned ten thousand a year, and his knighthood was but the first of the honours which must inevitably fall to his lot.