The surreal implications are ripe material for sarcastic French tweeters.
Cameron's Conservatives still see the west coast as a land of infinite promise, ripe for policy plundering.
As budgets get squeezed, these will be ripe targets for cuts.
First, the bananas, while ripe, need to be firm so that they hold their shape when pushed into place.
Maccabeo provides Cava with its body; Xarel-lo lends notes of earth; and Parellada imparts a touch of ripe apples.
In less than a week after the delivery of the last letter, about six oclock in the evening, my plot was ripe, and I seized my man.
Young people are ripe for love long before they are ripe for religion.
Her eyes are deeply, darkly blue, the curls which "fall adown her back are yellow, like ripe corn."
It looks as if the Prince were ripe for worse than mischief.
He was "a man without vices, even in his youth, but full even in ripe age of the sap of virility."
Old English ripe "ready for reaping, fit for eating, mature," from West Germanic *ripijaz (cf. Old Saxon ripi, Middle Dutch ripe, Dutch rijp, Old High German rifi, German reif); related to Old English repan "to reap" (see reap). Meaning "ready for some action or effect" is from 1590s. Related: Ripely; ripeness.