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ripe for (something)

In the condition that most invites or calls for something to happen, or particularly ready or in need of something. In the absence of the dictator's authoritarian regime, the country is ripe for the rise of extremist groups. The industry claims that it has instituted safety standards, but in reality it is ripe for reform.
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Then the cocoa-nuts would be ripe for picking, and her cousins (like all the natives, Ata had a host of relatives) would swarm up the trees and throw down the big ripe nuts.
Natures that have much heat, and great and violent desires and perturbations, are not ripe for action, till they have passed the meridian of their years; as it was with Julius Caesar and Septimius Severus.
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Ripe for picking Pick early ripening apples such as the James Grieve and Fortune varieties.
Shami Chakrabarti from human rights group Liberty said: "This half-baked proposal would allow an information free-for-all within government - ripe for disastrous errors and ripe for corruption and fraud."
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.
Use not-quite-yellow, almost ripe ones for broiling and baking; all-yellow bananas are ripe for eating as a "grab and go" snack, in fruit salads and even sliced onto a peanut butter sandwich.
Doctors are ripe for organizing because of discontent with multibillion-dollar managed care companies, which restrict services for patients and force doctors to work with both eyes on the bottom line.
Supreme Court decided her case was ripe for adjudication.