banana skin


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banana skin

n
1. (Plants) Also called: banana peel the soft outer covering of a banana
2. informal something unforeseen that causes an obvious and embarrassing mistake
[sense 2 from the common slapstick joke of a person slipping after treading on a banana skin]
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Noun1.banana skin - the skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded)banana skin - the skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded); "he slipped on a banana skin and almost fell"
peel, skin - the rind of a fruit or vegetable
Translations

banana skin

n (also) (fig) → buccia di banana
References in classic literature ?
This very dapper but dwarfish figure, with the spike of black beard carried insolently forward, the clever unrestful eyes, the neat but very nervous fingers, could be none other than the man just described to him: Isidore Smythe, who made dolls out of banana skins and match-boxes; Isidore Smythe, who made millions out of undrinking butlers and unflirting housemaids of metal.
It's interesting to know that Japanese farmers have invented edible banana skins in banana farms by using a new 'freeze thaw awakening method' to have banana skin softer ("Appeeling?
He said: "I think it was a bit more than a banana skin.
1 would have been glad to have avoided a potential banana skin after his recent struggles for form.
Labour MP Chris Bryant said: "Sticking to facts is proving a real banana skin for Boris on his blunder bus tour.
Now I'm going to get that chance, albeit inside a huge banana skin.
TWO men have been jailed for throwing a banana skin and then launching a vicious attack on a mourner during a wake at a Solihull pub.
The (tier two nations) are getting better and better every year, there are a few things to juggle up and try to get right, but luckily we dodged a banana skin.
CHRIS BANFIELD was at the double for Carmarthen Quins as they avoided a potential banana skin to reach the last eight of the Swalec Cup.
I stopped in front of one of the wheely bins, opened the top and dropped in my banana skin.
AlbionRovers'firstquarter-final since 1936 is set to be their biggest day in football - making it McCoist's biggest banana skin.
It's a potential banana skin against the Championship club and we can't afford to slip up.