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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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Shaking my head, I opened the bin and picked out my banana skin.
A fast-rising risk in the Banana Skins ranking is technology risk, which has risen from No.
RUBBISH TIP: Walkers should take all peel home HIGH FRUIT CONTENT: Banana skins make up half the rubbish on Ben Nevis
Of these, all but 30 related to sport, so the banana skins probably weren't real.
Elizabeth Littlefield, CGAP's chief executive officer, said: "This year's Banana Skins survey highlights cracks and fissures in microfinance that have surfaced with the global economic crisis.
The sensation as your foot unavoidably heads towards the banana skin is the best way to describe it.
One politician featured in the book who certainly knew a lot about banana skins was Brummie PM Neville Chamberlain.
We always talk in terms of these game being banana skins and we will have to give Suffolk a certain amount of respect," said Croft.
Chief Reporter Paul Dale examines the make or break issues facing the coalition and highlights the potential banana skins awaiting council leaders
We do not know how Liverpool Clipper let them through,but they are still going fast and in these conditions there are many banana skins out there, so the Scousers are definitely still in with a chance.
Besides, banana skins aren't even hazardous objects.
The Tynesiders face two potential banana skins this week when they take on winless North Ferriby, and FA Cup opponents Selby Town at the International Stadium on Saturday.
CROATIA boss Slaven Bilic knows his team can practically secure qualification this week - but he is on the look-out for any banana skins.
BANANA skins can help ripen tomatoes, according to BBC Gardeners' Question Time, which was recorded in Birmingham.
Plastic water, lemonade and sports drinks bottles and cans litter the sidelines, along with crisp packets, torn bandages, tape, orange peel, banana skins and other mess is left behind.