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the time is ripe (for something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe time is ripe (for something)the time is ripe (for something)SUITABLEused to say it is a very suitable time for something to happen, especially when it should have happened sooner The time is ripe for a review of progress up to now. ripe
Examples from the Corpus
the time is ripe (for something)So the time is ripe for a major overhaul of the sixth form.As with acupuncture, this is a difficult field for research, but the time is ripe for active scientific investigations.The time was ripe for change in the company.Amato thinks the time is ripe for educational reform.
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