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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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