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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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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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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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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It just so happened the rebounds fell into my lap,' he said.
Which was less than reassuring as baggage fell out of overhead lockers and my lifebelt fell into my lap.
It fell into my lap as the councillor with that responsibility and in a plan, supported by council leader Paul Harford and overseen by council officers like Geoff Eltringham (project manager) and William Ault (director of planning and the environment), we drew up, in partnership with Northumbrian Water, the commissioning of a new 'waste to energy' plant at Haverton Hill which proved highly successful, and which to this day still processes Teesside's domestic waste and uses that waste to generate enough electricity to power a community the size of Redcar or Hartlepool.
So when the opportunity fell into my lap, I didn't hesitate to move forward.
I was not planning to take up television but DPL fell into my lap and I thought it would be great for me," she says.
He nearly fell into my lap as I was sitting on the wall.
It kind of fell into my lap and it has been a toss-up between
Patti Smith, November 9, 2004 "I put on Patti Smith here and like most of the really big names you get it just fell into my lap.
It wasn't my choice, but Santee just fell into my lap.
He just fell into my lap --it all happened within an hour and a half,' said Britton.
Well, actually, I do work at a public job, which sort of fell into my lap.