fall into lap

fall into lap
fall into (your) lap to come to you without you 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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  • 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

  • fall into your lap — fall into (your) lap to come to you without you 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

  • fall into your lap — see ↑lap, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑fall …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall into someone's lap — drop/fall into/land in/someone’s lap phrase to suddenly happen or be given to someone without them having to make any effort This was a deal that just fell into my lap. Thesaurus: to happen quickly or unexpectedlysynonym Main entry: lap …   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

  • fall into one's lap —    If something good falls into your lap, it happens to you without any effort on your part.     She s not making much effort to find work. Does she think a job is going to fall into her lap? …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fall into my lap — find without looking, receive without asking    Reg got another job offer today. Things seem to fall into his lap …   English idioms

  • fall into someone's lap — ► fall (or drop) into someone s lap be acquired by or happen to someone without any effort. Main Entry: ↑lap …   English terms 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/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

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