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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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