ripe for abuse

Definition of ripe for abuse

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

Word by Word Definitions

ripe play
  1. : fully grown and developed : mature

  2. : having mature knowledge, understanding, or judgment

  3. : of advanced years : late

abuse play
  1. : a corrupt practice or custom

  2. : improper or excessive use or treatment : misuse

  3. : language that condemns or vilifies usually unjustly, intemperately, and angrily

  1. : to put to a wrong or improper use

  2. : to use excessively

  3. : to use or treat so as to injure or damage : maltreat


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