drop into your lap

drop into your lap
drop/fall into (your) lap if something good falls into your lap, you get it without making any effort.

You can't expect the ideal job to just fall into your lap - you've got to go out there and look for it.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • drop into your lap — If something drops into your lap, you receive it suddenly, without any warning. ( Fall into your lap is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • drop/fall into your lap — (or land in your lap) informal ◇ If something good drops/falls into your lap or lands in your lap, it comes to you suddenly in an unexpected way even though you did not try to get it. This wonderful new job just fell into my lap when I was least… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall into your lap — drop/fall into (your) lap if something good falls into your lap, you get it without making any effort. You can t expect the ideal job to just fall into your lap you ve got to go out there and look for it …   New idioms dictionary

  • drop into lap — drop/fall into (your) lap if something good falls into your lap, you get it without making any effort. You can t expect the ideal job to just fall into your lap you ve got to go out there and look for it …   New idioms dictionary

  • drop/dump something in/into/on your lap — drop/dump (something) in/into/on your lap informal ◇ If something is dropped/dumped in/into/on your lap, it is given to you suddenly even though you did not want it or expect it. Another major problem was dumped into her lap. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop/dump in/into/on your lap — drop/dump (something) in/into/on your lap informal ◇ If something is dropped/dumped in/into/on your lap, it is given to you suddenly even though you did not want it or expect it. Another major problem was dumped into her lap. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop in/into/on your lap — see ↑lap, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑drop …   Useful english dictionary

  • lap — I UK [læp] / US noun Word forms lap : singular lap plural laps ** 1) [countable] the top half of your legs above your knees when you sit down on/in someone s lap: The cat settled on Christine s lap. He sat with his hands clasped in his lap. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • fall into lap — drop/fall into (your) lap if something good falls into your lap, you get it without making any effort. You can t expect the ideal job to just fall into your lap you ve got to go out there and look for it …   New idioms dictionary

  • lap — I. noun Etymology: Middle English lappe, from Old English læppa; akin to Old High German lappa flap Date: before 12th century 1. a. a loose overlapping or hanging panel or flap especially of a garment b. archaic the skirt of a coat or dress 2. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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