ripe for

ripe for something

ready for something to happen She thinks the whole unemployment insurance system is ripe for an overhaul. Nobody was sure if the television audience was ripe for something different. Kinshasa is a city ripe for change.
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There are two things which of all others most evidently occasion a revolution in an oligarchy; one is, when the people are ill used, for then every individual is ripe for [1305b] sedition; more particularly if one of the oligarchy should happen to be their leader; as Lygdamis, at Naxus, who was afterwards tyrant of that island.
He could not be at peace because after dreaming so long of family life, and feeling himself so ripe for it, he was still not married, and was further than ever from marriage.
She assured them, too, of her firm belief that, at some brighter period, when the world should have grown ripe for it, in Heaven's own time, a new truth would be revealed, in order to establish the whole relation between man and woman on a surer ground of mutual happiness.
A tap upon the shoulder served to rouse Toby from his reverie; I found him ripe for the enterprise, and a very few words sufficed for a mutual understanding between us.
Global Banking News-July 16, 2015--Capital One executive says banking is ripe for disruption
Now, with Gould freshly installed as studio head of production, Fox has a project ripe for a green light: a prison picture with an A-list director attached.
The time is ripe for Sjolin, said Robin Sayetta, co-president of Ripe Ideas, Sjolin's licensing agent.
The No Child Left Behind Act paves the way for the military to have unimpeded access to underage students who are ripe for solicitation into the military.
They need to change their previous behavior--just ripe for them to find out what to change to.
Supreme Court decided her case was ripe for adjudication.
The pink category is ripe for a new entrant at this higher price point.
Global Banking News-December 16, 2014--Swiss Re CEO says market ripe for innovation
Inadequate oversight of city parking lots near Olvera Street has created an ``environment that is ripe for abuse'' and raises questions about other municipal lots, Controller Laura Chick said in an audit released Wednesday.
The real estate business is ripe for takeover and ripe for potential branding.
With produce bins overflowing with a rainbow of the season's fresh fruits - from peaches and nectarines to plums and pears and an array of berries - the time is ripe for turning out some luscious and glorious beauties at home.