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banana skin

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbanana skinbaˈnana ˌskin noun [countable] British English  MISTAKEan embarrassing mistake made by someone in a public position, especially a politician or someone in a government syn banana peel American English This government has an unhappy knack of slipping on banana skins.
Examples from the Corpus
banana skinCarrie kicked off her shoes and peeled her leotard down like a banana skin.A tug-o'-war ensued and suddenly the rope came - unzipping all those carefully placed runners like a thumb through a banana skin.The enamel has peeled off the taps like so much banana skin, revealing dull, patchy brass.
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