Meaning of “the time is ripe” in the English Dictionary

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"the time is ripe" in British English

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the time is ripe

If you say that the time is ripe, you mean that it is a suitable point for a particular activity:

I'm waiting till the time is ripe before I tell my parents that I failed my two exams.

(Definition of “the time is ripe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the time is ripe" in American English

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the time is ripe

the conditions are good:

The time is ripe for buyers looking for a bigger house.

(Definition of “the time is ripe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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