a banana skin

a banana skin

An action that results in an unforeseen and embarrassing mistake or problem. When Joe applied the latest software update, he had no idea what a banana skin it would be until after his company's entire network crashed.
See also: banana, skin
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As a willing but sporadic Munro bagger - on average one every two years - I hate the thought that a banana skin dropped today will still be there if I make it up a mountain in a few years' time.
Asked if it's a classic banana skin tie, Treacy (right) said: "I wouldn't even call it a banana skin, to be honest.
A UK Cypriot Tottenham fan was handed a four-year football banning order after he pleaded guilty of throwing a banana skin at Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during a match, it was reported on Tuesday.
"So, after a quick bit of Googling and my application being accepted it became apparent that the current world record of 2:58:20 for the marathon by someone dressed as a piece of fruit may be in the grasp of even my very unfit legs - but still somewhat of a challenge given how slippery a banana skin can be.
A man who threw a banana skin out of his car window has been billed pounds 340.
A DRIVER found himself on slippery ground when he argued that throwing a banana skin out of a car window was not littering as it was biodegradable.
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Hollywood beauty Megan fox has revealed that she once donned a banana skin suit when she worked at a smoothie cafe.
The only clue to her whereabouts was a banana skin. "I'm glad they found me," she didn't say after they had finally found her.
Cheltenham-based Endsleigh Insurance has ditched its traditional owl for a motif which includes a banana skin.
Mosquito bites Try rubbing a bite with the inside of a banana skin. It is known to help reduce swelling and irritation.
A UK Cypriot Tottenham football fan has issued a grovelling apology after being arrested and charged with throwing a banana skin at Arsenalforward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during a match, and of being racist.
A DRIVER who threw a banana skin out of his car window has been fined for littering.
Drury said: "This really is a banana skin and we're going to need a solid all-round performance."
Mosquito bites: rub the bite with the inside of a banana skin.