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?
Morgan insisted the shocking defeat would not lead to wholesale changes for a Scotland game on Monday that could be the banana skin of all banana skins.
These are the sort of games when you expect to pick up points, but they can also be banana skins.
AMATEUR landlords across the West Midlands face a string of potential banana skins if they fail to play by the legal rule-book, says a regional expert.
I spend my life attempting and mostly failing to avoid banana skins, metaphorical and all too often literal, so discarding it on the pavement was not an option, even if I were the sort of numbskull who justifies dropping litter as "it keeps the street sweepers in work".
2 respectively) - replacing 2012's leading threat, the macro-economic environment, according to the Banking Banana Skins 2014Ci survey.
They are the favourites but there are always banana skins in every round and I'm just making sure our lads are recovered and ready for Gillingham on Saturday and when the cup comes back round we can throw that banana skin under Coventry and get through to the third round and get among the big boys.
Litter, ranging from cigarette ends to banana skins, blocks drains, harms wildlife and has resulted in 844 fines totalling pounds 69,300 since April 2009.
I think they're potential banana skins for us, the way they play.
BEN Nevis is being spoiled by walkers throwing away banana skins, it was claimed yesterday.
Coventry's Maj was the latest to go, when it clearly should have been James, with his talk of banana skins and being 'fuzzy' about business details.