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Lot in life

Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 23, 2000

In Reply to: Lot in life posted by ARACELY JIMENEZ on May 23, 2000

It means one's way of life or worldly fate.

From Merrian Webster:

Main Entry: lot
Pronunciation: 'lät
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hlot; akin to Old High German hlOz
Date: before 12th century
1 : an object used as a counter in determining a question by chance
2 a : the use of lots as a means of deciding something b : the resulting choice
3 a : something that comes to one upon whom a lot has fallen : SHARE b : one's way of life or worldly fate : FORTUNE