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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.
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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.
Anyway, next bin day, I'm going to shove my banana skin in his bin.
There are upsets in the competition so it's up to us to go there and show enough qualities to do the job and make sure it's a not a banana skin.
The Cyprus issue is like a banana skin in front of the EU.
Eagles boss Pardew said: "This place has been a banana skin in the past - and typical of Crystal Palace.
MERTHYR successfully came through a potential FA Cup banana skin at South West Peninsula League side Plymouth Parkway to book a place in today's second qualifying round draw.
And McInally revealed the Gunners are treating the Murrayfield clash with the Italian strugglers as a potential banana skin.
I stopped in front of one of the wheelie bins, opened the top and dropped in my banana skin.
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.
Wipe down each leaf with the inside of a banana skin.
Widnes avoided a potential banana skin winning at Warrington 15 -7 last weekend.
ASERIOUS MAN 15 The Oscar-winning Coen Brothers have had few slips The Ladykillers was a rare banana skin as they've carved out a reputation as quality movie makers.
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.
Kenya are a potential banana skin, but we have to try to put that out of our minds," stressed Collingwood.