One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘He disposes of the ruler so that the throne falls into his hand like a ripe plum.’
- ‘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.’
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