drop into (one's) lap

(redirected from drop into their lap)

drop into (one's) lap

To be given to one or become available to one through sheer chance, rather than hard work, etc. Because she's the daughter of a CEO, I'm sure great opportunities just drop into her lap.
See also: drop, lap

drop/fall into somebody’s ˈlap

(informal) be obtained without any effort: A job’s not going to just fall in your lap, you know. You’ll have to go out and find one!
See also: drop, fall, lap
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Mr Clegg said there was an assumption within Labour that "government will drop into their lap" and they did not need to work for it.
Jean Schweitzef and Laura Camarillo weren't expecting the Merillat Cabinets dealership to drop into their lap, but that's exactly what happened when Merillat's parent company, Taylor, Mo.-based Masco Corp., decided to restructure.
The baubles simply drop into their lap in the most improbable fashion so their challenge is not getting hold of the prize but getting shot of it.
The truth is, it's not hard: Agents just go to an airport and wait for cash to drop into their laps.
He ruled that the Irish police waited for evidence to "drop into their laps" and made no real effort to find Mrs Coton, who was living in Coventry with her new family.
It all sounds very laudable, but if Wirral Conservatives really want to be hailed as an administration in waiting, rather than sitting back and letting the council drop into their laps, they need to come up with a fully-costed alternative budget.
Then he managed to make everyone's jaws drop into their laps by announcing he'd had a threesome aged 12 but "didn't actually get penetration 'til I was 15," to which Terry Christian, quick as a flash, replied: "Really?