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like a ripe plum (or ripe plums)

Definition of like a ripe plum or ripe plums in English:

Used to convey that something can be obtained with little or no effort: the country is likely to fall into the enemy’s hands like a ripe plum
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  • In actuality, however, it was one of the components of Karl Marx's dual strategy for world revolution: Debase the language and the money, and capitalism will fall like a ripe plum.
  • He disposes of the ruler so that the throne falls into his hand like a ripe plum.
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