drop/fall into someone's lap

Definition of drop/fall into someone's lap


  1. :  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

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

    :  a dose of medicine measured by drops

    :  a minute quantity or degree of something nonmaterial or intangible

  1. :  to fall in drops

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

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

  1. :  to descend freely by the force of gravity

    :  to hang freely

    :  to drop oneself to a lower position

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

    :  a falling out, off, or away :  dropping

    :  the season when leaves fall from trees :  autumn

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

  1. :  some person :  somebody

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

    :  the skirt of a coat or dress

    :  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

    :  to envelop entirely :  swathe

    :  to fold over especially into layers

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

    :  the part of an object that overlaps another

    :  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

    :  to make a gentle intermittent splashing sound

    :  to move in little waves :  wash

  1. :  an act or instance of lapping

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

    :  a thin or weak beverage or food

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a trip made at another's expense

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