ripe for abuse

idiom

: in such bad condition that it could easily be used wrongly
a system that is ripe for abuse

Examples of ripe for abuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Israel has detained hundreds, perhaps thousands, of civilians and combatants in Gaza and has held them without charge inside Israel in a secretive legal framework that rights groups say is ripe for abuse. Miriam Berger, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2024 Implementing these regulations would make companies think twice before releasing unsecured AI systems that are ripe for abuse. IEEE Spectrum, 12 Jan. 2024 But experts say international women’s soccer creates environments that are particularly ripe for abuse. Molly Hensley-Clancy, Anchorage Daily News, 28 July 2023 Ironically, the modeling world’s feeder status to Hollywood creates a climate ripe for abuse. Tatiana Siegel, Variety, 20 June 2023 That approach made Twitter ripe for abuse in its early days, and the platform developed a reputation as unsafe — particularly for high-profile women, who endured threats of rape and other sexist attacks. Washington Post, 9 May 2022 Absent federal regulation, the power to induce these informal placements was ripe for abuse. New York Times, 1 Dec. 2021 The proposal would also bar IRAs from making certain nonpublic investments, an area that congressional investigators have flagged as ripe for abuse. Justin Elliott, ProPublica, 25 Oct. 2021 The facility was taken over by DCFS in 1976, but lax oversight of staff created an environment ripe for abuse, Lewis said. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'ripe for abuse.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near ripe for abuse

Cite this Entry

“Ripe for abuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ripe%20for%20abuse. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!