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banana skin

noun [C] uk   us   UK informal
a sudden unexpected situation that makes a person appear silly or causes them difficulty: The new tax has proved to be a banana skin for the government.
Translations of “banana skin”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使人出醜(或引起麻煩)的突發事件…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使人出丑(或引起麻烦)的突发事件…
(Definition of banana skin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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