drop/fall into someone's lap

Definition of drop/fall into someone's lap

informal
:to come to a person suddenly in an unexpected way even though he or she did not try to get it
  • This wonderful new job just fell into my lap when I was least expecting it!

Word by Word Definitions

drop play
  1. : the quantity of fluid that falls in one spherical mass

  2. : a dose of medicine measured by drops

  3. : a minute quantity or degree of something nonmaterial or intangible

  1. : to fall in drops

  2. : to fall (see 1fall 1a) unexpectedly or suddenly

  3. : to descend (see descend 1) from one line or level to another

fall play
  1. : to descend freely by the force of gravity

  2. : to hang freely

  3. : to drop oneself to a lower position

  1. : the act of falling by the force of gravity

  2. : a falling out, off, or away : dropping

  3. : the season when leaves fall from trees : autumn

  1. : of, relating to, or suitable for autumn

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

lap play
  1. : a loose overlapping or hanging panel or flap especially of a garment

  2. : the skirt of a coat or dress

  3. : the clothing that lies on the knees, thighs, and lower part of the trunk when one sits

  1. : to fold over or around something : wind

  2. : to envelop entirely : swathe

  3. : to fold over especially into layers

  1. : the amount by which one object overlaps or projects beyond another

  2. : the part of an object that overlaps another

  3. : a smoothing and polishing tool usually consisting of a piece of wood, leather, felt, or soft metal in a special shape used with or without an embedded abrasive

  1. : to take in food or drink with the tongue

  2. : to make a gentle intermittent splashing sound

  3. : to move in little waves : wash

  1. : an act or instance of lapping

  2. : the amount that can be carried to the mouth by one lick or scoop of the tongue

  3. : a thin or weak beverage or food


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