drop/dump (something) in/into/on someone's lap

idiom

informal
: to give (something) to someone suddenly even though he or she did not want it or expect it
Another major problem was dumped into her lap.

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drop/dump (something) in/into/on someone's lap

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“Drop/dump (something) in/into/on someone's lap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%2Fdump%20%28something%29%20in%2Finto%2Fon%20someone%27s%20lap. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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