fall into (one's) 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 one's lap

Fig. [for something of great value or usefulness] to be given or granted to someone without having been requested. Some valuable antique jewelry just fell into his lap. His late mother had kept it hidden for years.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fall into your lap


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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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

fall (or drop) into someone's lap

(of something pleasant or desirable) come someone's way without any effort having been made.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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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