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English definition of “banana skin”

banana skin

noun [C] uk   UK informal us  
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.Accidents and disastersDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesFailuresDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
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