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when the time is ripe

When the most opportune or favorable time to do something has arrived. Let's begin gathering the necessary resources and personnel so that when the time is ripe, we will be able to strike without delay. We actually had the product ready for launch several months ago, but we wanted to wait until the time was ripe.
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when the time is ripe

Fig. at exactly the right time. I'll tell her the good news when the time is ripe. When the time is ripe, I'll bring up the subject again.
See also: ripe, time
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