0.1British informal Used to refer to a cause of difficulty or embarrassment: the minister was appointed to spot political banana skins
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- The trade-off of shutting six maternity and A & E departments around the country will also be a political banana skin particularly with local elections coming up next year.
- And how great a political banana skin will it be for both him and Fianna Fail when this dawns on tens of thousands of proud homeowners?
- ‘Disability is a banana skin away from life, but the arrival of a problem should not consign previous interest in the fast lane to the ‘too hard’ box,’ he said.