dump (something) in (someone's) lap

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dump (something) in (someone's) lap

To foist something onto someone else, usually some task or responsibility. Yep, management dumped that big project in my lap after Lydia resigned.
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drop/dump something in somebody’s ˈlap

(informal) make something the responsibility of another person: They dropped the problem firmly back in my lap.
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"It could be lost, or the keypunch operators suddenly found 30,000 dumped in their laps at once."