One-banana-problem meaning

(jargon, Internet, computing, idiomatic) A problem with a low level of difficulty.

It's only a one-banana problem at the most; what's taking them so long?


Origin of one-banana-problem

  • Derived from the idea that trained monkeys can do low-level jobs, working for bananas. It also may come from Sherlock Holmes lore. In one story he told Watson that the current problem was "quite a three-pipe problem", meaning that he would have it solved after smoking three pipes.

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