The Alternative Swedish Dictionary: bananskal

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bananskal pronunciation
  • /baˈnɑːnˌskɑːl/
etymology Svenska Akademiens ordbok Attested since 1919 acccording to Nationalencyklopedins ordbok. From banan + skal. Usage of the idiom is more recent.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. Banana peel, banana skin Det låg gammalt tidningspapper och bananskal på det smutsiga golvet. "There were old newspapers and banana peels on the dirty floor."
  2. (colloquial, idiomatic) Unexpectedly getting involved with something, especially employment. Jag halkade in på jobbet som VD på ett bananskal. "I got the job as managing director by chance."

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