land in someone's lap

Definition of land in 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 landed in my lap when I was least expecting it!

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the solid part of the surface of the earth

    :  a corresponding part of a celestial body (such as the moon)

    :  ground or soil of a specified situation, nature, or quality

  1. :  to set or put on shore from a ship :  disembark

    :  to set down after conveying

    :  to cause to reach or come to rest in a particular place

  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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