draw lots

= cast lots

we drew lots to see who gets to drive

Syn:
toss/flip a coin, draw straws, throw/roll (the) dice

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  • draw lots — {v. phr.} To select at random from a series in order to determine precedents or apportionment. * /The refugees to be evacuated drew lots on who would get a place on the first airplane out of the besieged city./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw lots — {v. phr.} To select at random from a series in order to determine precedents or apportionment. * /The refugees to be evacuated drew lots on who would get a place on the first airplane out of the besieged city./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw lots — index bet Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • draw lots — phrasal : to decide or assign by or as if by the drawing of lots * * * draw lots (of two or more people) to draw from a set of different but unseen or superficially indistinguishable objects as a means of singling out one person ● lot * * * draw… …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw lots — ► draw (or cast) lots decide by lot. Main Entry: ↑lot …   English terms dictionary

  • draw\ lots — v. phr. To select at random from a series in order to determine precedents or apportionment. The refugees to be evacuated drew lots on who would get a place on the first airplane out of the besieged city …   Словарь американских идиом

  • draw lots — each chose a lot (pieces of paper, wood, etc.) and the winner or loser was determined by the size of his lot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • draw lots — to make a decision by choosing one of several pieces of paper with different choices written on them …   English dictionary

  • draw lots (for something do something) — draw/cast ˈlots (for sth/to do sth) idiom to choose sb/sth by lot • They drew lots for the right to go first. Main entry: ↑lotidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw lots (for to do something) — draw/cast ˈlots (for sth/to do sth) idiom to choose sb/sth by lot • They drew lots for the right to go first. Main entry: ↑lotidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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