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    ripe subsets of our population

    Hello,

    In an article which its link is given below, the author writes : ."..our adversaries’ attempts to subvert our democratic processes by aiming falsehoods at ripe subsets of our population ". I don't get what she meant by " ripe subsets of our population"

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/o...out-world-news

    Thanks for your answers in advance.
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    Re: ripe subsets of our population

    Ripe. Ready for use.

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    Re: ripe subsets of our population

    "Susceptible (to persuasion)" would be a good replacement.
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    Re: ripe subsets of our population

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    In an article which its the link is given below, the author writes
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