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be ripe for the picking

To be in an ideal position or at the perfect stage to be utilized, benefited or profited from, taken advantage of, exploited, etc. (Alludes to fruit being at the right stage to be harvested.) Assert our brand early and aggressively enough, and this new market will be ripe for the picking. I heard that massive company just dropped their current PR team—that contract is ripe for the picking! This land is ripe for the picking if we can get the locals to sign over the rights to it.
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The sector is ripe for the picking, too, with the financial crisis having created an impressive buyer's market for larger companies, as smaller firms struggle to extend financing.
But several presidential campaigns swooped in to court his donors - and consultants say his campaign featured quality staffers who are ripe for the picking now.
There is quite the long list that's ripe for the picking, with discounts of up to 50% n Xbox One games and up to 75% on Xbox 360 games.
No restrictions on types of food, plenty of seating, extremely low overhead, this business is ripe for the picking.
The 23-10 for United to win in the 90 minutes and 6-5 to make the next round look two punts ripe for the picking.
Yemen might be off the radar for many people around the world, but this doesn't change the fact that elements of its domestic situation -- tribal and inter-tribal rivalries, sectarian differences, a large pro-secession movement, and the threat of Al-Qaeda extremists -- make it ripe for the picking of any interested outside power.
This year's apple harvest is set to start three weeks earlier than 2013, with early varieties already ripe for the picking, according to trade association English Apples & Pears.
Chief beneficiaries of rugby's Olympic loophole appear to be the Pacific islands, which have long been ripe for the picking by New Zealand and Australia.
Other ripe for the picking events include a frog jumping contest, hula hoop contest and live music.
Marketing Director Colin Cronin identified one area in particular with a number of qualified job candidates ripe for the picking.
Mumbai Metro with daily expected footfall of 11 lakh represents a huge OOH opportunity which ripe for the picking.
Even though the Proteas feature some of the most established and successful run-scorers in cricket, Warner believes the South Africans are ripe for the picking.
So it may leave the race ripe for the picking for Godolphin's Outstrip, who hacked up at Doncaster.