banana problem


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banana problem

A problem or project that requires little expertise to carry out. A “one banana problem” is an easily solved problem.
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Ford has got around the banana problem (and an issue with a roll-over crash test) by incorporating the B-pillar into the rear door itself - and that's something no one has done before.
Luis Umana of Costa Rica's Association of Independent Banana Producers wants the multinationals to share the banana problem by cutting production at their own plantations, not just by ending contracts with independent producers.
BANANA PROBLEM - From the IT tendency to look down on computer operators, this is a measure of task difficulty based on the incentive of offering bananas to have what are seen as trained monkeys try and perform a task.