banana peel


banana peel
ba'nana .peel
n AmE
an embarrassing mistake made by someone in a public position, especially a politician or someone in a government
British Equivalent: banana skin
The President has slipped on yet another banana peel .

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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