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in the lap of the gods

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used to say that a situation that cannot be controlled and depends only on good luck: The doctors have done everything possible for him, so his recovery now is in the lap of the gods.
(Definition of in the lap of the gods from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in the lap of the gods”
in Chinese (Simplified) 全靠运气,碰运气,听天由命…
in Chinese (Traditional) 全靠運氣,碰運氣,聽天由命…
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