cherry ripe

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cherry ripe

1. slang A pipe. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "ripe" rhymes with "pipe." Primarily heard in UK. I can still see Grandpa sitting in his study, smoking a cherry ripe, just like the good ol' days.
2. slang Nonsense; foolish talk. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "ripe" rhymes with "tripe." Primarily heard in UK. You can't believe a word Ian says—he's always spouting some cherry ripe. A: "You can take that cherry ripe for what it's worth." B: "Nothing?" A: "Pretty much."
See also: cherry, ripe
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