lap of the gods


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Noun1.lap of the gods - beyond human control or responsibility; "there is nothing more I can do; it's in the lap of the gods now"
lap - an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap"
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That's in the lap of the gods through injuries and suspensions, but I think we're going to the World Cup better prepared than we've been for some time," Hurst said.
And, as far as the broader economic situation is concerned, this is - as always - very much in the lap of the gods (although unfortunately, they happen to be Greek gods on this occasion...
It may be that the Snow Hill-New Street extension acts as a catalyst to deliver a route to the airport, although when this might happen is in the lap of the gods.
The goodbye kiss at the airport is done with everything crossed knowing their safety is in the lap of the gods. I was with a friend recently when he took a phone call from his daughter who was travelling in Cambodia.
Song To Myself - the only slow number in their blistering 30-minute set - was mesmerising, while Lap of the Gods and The Epitaph got the crowd bouncing.
RELIEVED bunker babe Sarah Heath has admitted that she could have been swapping sand wedges for sandwiches after leaving her golfing future in the lap of the gods.
Spurs boss David Pleat, who saw Gus Poyet and Mauricio Taricco fail to score with spot-kicks, reflected: "I can't do anything about penalties as they're in the lap of the gods.
"We'll have a party regardless but I've no idea about the chances of the horses - we're in the lap of the gods completely."
"What you're actually taking, once it's in your body, is in the lap of the gods." A statement from forensic pathologist Paul Johnson said Sophie had a fatal concentration of PMA in her system as well as MDMA and traces of other drugs.
"It's in the lap of the gods, but it could be it's her time of year.
"It's obviously in the lap of the gods at the moment," said Anderson, who is looking to give back-row forward Jason Chan a first start since suffering knee damage during April's win at Super League champions Leeds Rhinos.