don't buy green bananas

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Refers to the time that it takes green bananas to ripen and be edible.

Phrase[edit]

don't buy green bananas

  1. (humorous) don't make long-term plans as you may not live/survive long enough to accomplish them.
    • 2010, Norman Molesko, Retiring and Senior Living...Experiencing the Second Half of Life
      I don't buy green bananas anymore. I only buy one yellow banana, for I may not be around tomorrow
    • 2010, Susan Lynn Meyer, Skating with the Statue of Liberty
      “I'm so old, I don't buy green bananas!” “Don't say that, Granma! You're not so old,