drop into (one's) lap

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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.
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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!
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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. Action is required and, remember, this must be done with others, and perhaps this is the lesson you must learn.
It's party time as invitations drop into your lap. Travel is also forecast, making this one of your most enjoyable weeks in quite some time if you can put that shy act to one side.
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.
A job offer can drop into your lap. The problem is that the employer or agency could want you to make a quick decision.
So abundant are the natural glories of St Lucia - the fruits, plants, animals and scenery - that some of them, quite literally, just drop into your lap.
'But I enjoy working and when you have a script like The Sunshine Boys drop into your lap it is hard to resist.'
* Keep in mind: 8(a) is not a "welfare program." 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.