Definition of “in the lap of the gods” - English Dictionary

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“in the lap of the gods” in British English

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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)

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