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(of a person) old or mature in certain respects without having developed fully in others.‘force-ripe young girls standing in groups’
- ‘No wonder we are forced today to come to terms with ‘force-ripe’ people which in the past was an exception rather than the rule.’
By association with a fruit that has ripened by forcing.
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