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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 natural landscape of Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, the waters of the Bay, the architectural and artistic legacy of the city, the pigments of the frescoes in Villa Poppaea in Oplontis, the decoration of Baroque churches--these were all explored and proved ripe for the picking for the collection.
Hans Baer Pinot Noir 2016, Pfalz, Germany (PS7, Tesco) It wouldn't take long for this playful bear to see the red berry fruits in this plush pinot are ripe for the picking.
When LP was ripe for the picking, YP pounced on the prize with startling ruthlessness.
CHERRIES are now ripe for the picking and Rosie Birkett says they are a great way to add a taste of summer to recipes.
Colin Cox added: "I'm no fan of him but these public figures are ripe for the picking with things like this.
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.
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.
Other ripe for the picking events include a frog jumping contest, hula hoop contest and live music.
He's currently slotted 9th in their mock draft, so he'd be ripe for the picking if the Celtics wanted to," (http://www.
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.