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Difference between Drop into someone’s lap and Land in someone’s lap

drop into someone’s lap —(also: fall into someone’s lap) be achieved or obtained without any effort:

  • It would not be safe to assume that victory will drop into our lap at the next election.

land in someone’s lap—become an unwelcome responsibility:

  • These problems have landed in the lap of Donald Jackson, an unassuming manager with little international experience.