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.
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.