in the lap of the gods

idiom

chiefly British
: not yet decided or certain
The election is too close to call: the result is in the lap of the gods.

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Recent Examples on the Web Quite when that point might come, though, is deemed to be in the lap of the gods. Rory Smith, New York Times, 29 Sep. 2023

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“In the lap of the gods.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20lap%20of%20the%20gods. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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