in the lap of the gods

Definition of in the lap of the gods

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

god play gods
  1. : the supreme or ultimate reality: such as

  2. : the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe

  3. : the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit : infinite Mind

  1. : to treat as a god : idolize, deify


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