slip on a banana skin/peel


: fail in an embarrassing way
The director has slipped on a banana skin in her latest film.

Examples of slip on a banana skin/peel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Policymakers may stride confidently past their first victory, only to slip on a banana peel. Harold James, Foreign Affairs, 20 Apr. 2021 Nagy had to answer for all that went wrong as the Bears — on the doorstep of a relieving victory — again found a way to slip on a banana peel, fall into a pit of quicksand and get stuck directly under a cloud of falling anvils. Dan Wiederer,, 22 Nov. 2021

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“Slip on a banana skin/peel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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