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English definition of “ripe for”

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ripe for

C2 developed to a suitable condition for something to happen: The company is ripe for takeover. The time is ripe (= it is the right time) for investing in new technology.
Translations of “ripe for”
in Chinese (Traditional) 時機成熟的, 適宜的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 时机成熟的, 适宜的…
(Definition of ripe for from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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