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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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But Thurman believes the fighting senator is already ripe for the picking.
Brockbushes' fields of home grown soft fruits will be open throughout the weekend with strawberries, gooseberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants ripe for the picking.
Having chosen to play three warm-up games, the Vikings have already been hit by a spate of injuries and Richard Marshall's Yorkshiremen may see them as ripe for the picking.
Their quarterback will be Josh Johnson, who hasn't thrown an NFL pass for eight years and looks ripe for the picking. A Jags defence/ special teams TD is 4/1.
Pimple Pete's face is covered with large pimples that look ripe for the picking and that's exactly what Pete wants you to do: he wants you to help 'pop' his pimples by grabbing their squishy heads and twisting and wiggling them out.
The situation is similar now, with experts and fans saying Australia are ripe for the picking. For all his exploits with the bat, however, Kohli's legacy as a captain is still uncertain.
The time is ripe for the picking. Popular consensus this round is that government is not merely a casual standby - or it is actually exacerbating the situation.
Summary: End users must be very careful in today's age wherein a wealth of data is ripe for the picking
WITH the 'crush' and grape harvests in some parts of Europe already in full swing thanks to the summer heatwave, now's the time to discover new wines ripe for the picking - along with some old favourites that deserve our attention now the sun is setting on summer.
liquid news READY AND RIPE FOR THE PICKING: 5 TOP DROPS TO FRESHEN UP THE WINE RACK AS SUMMER DRAWS TO AN END 1 TESCO Cotes de Gascogne Blanc 2017, Southwest France (PS5, Tesco) It's easy to skip past an everyday bottle of plonk, especially when you've been pulling pink since the first day of spring.
A young cast is ripe for the picking off as a series of gruesome deaths await them.
"There are a whole range of job-creating economic development opportunities ripe for the picking in Collie.
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.
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.