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The peel of a banana, especially regarded as something on which a person may slip and fall; (hence figurative) a cause of humiliation or misfortune. Frequently in to slip (also tread) on a banana peel.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Albert S. Evans (1831–1872).
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