fall into your lap

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fall into (one's) lap

To be received unexpectedly or without effort. I didn't steal the internship from you—it fell into my lap, I swear! Your aunt has decided to get a new car, so her old one might fall into your lap.
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fall into your lap

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drop into your lap

If something good falls into your lap or drops into your lap, you get it without making any effort. Note: In the first four idioms, `lap' refers to the area at the top of your thighs when you are sitting down, where a child would sit. She doesn't really know what to do with the large cheques that regularly fall in to her lap. It would not be safe to assume that victory will drop into our lap at the next election.
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But as these girls are in their mid-20s, it's closer in age (if not in cleverness) to Lena Dunham's Girls than a female Inbetweeners, mining that period after university when your dream career fails to drop into your lap and you end up drifting between dead-end jobs and even more dead-end relationships.
But as these girls are in their mid-20s it's closer in age (if not in cleverness) to Lena Dunham's Girls than a female Inbetweeners, mining that period after university when your dream career fails to just drop into your lap and you end up, as the title says, drifting between dead end jobs and even more dead end relationships.
There's no use expecting things to drop into your lap.
ARIES: It's about time life was kinder to you and as the end of December approaches, you will find things drop into your lap more easily.
Things don't just drop into your lap,'' Wollan said.
If you expect government contracts to just drop into your lap, then 8(a) is not for you.
The message being if you want to hit life's jackpot just dial Simon on a premium rate and wait for it to drop into your lap.
But I am trying to do it because you can't just sit there hoping he will drop into your lap on Saturday.