fall to (one's) lot

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fall to (one's) lot

To become someone's duty or job. I'm worried that that big project will fall to my lot if Lydia resigns.
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fall to someone's lot

become someone's task or responsibility.
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References in classic literature ?
The time is now past when accidents could befall me; and what COULD now fall to my lot which would not already be mine own!
It is fortunate, then, that they fall to my lot instead of yours.
Four days later, on the date that Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, Churchill replied: "Much as I should like to meet the deputation of the Welsh Parliamentary Party, I regret that, owing to the many tasks which fall to my lot at this time, it is impossible for me to arrange a date.