banana republic

banana republic
Meaning: a small, poor country with a weak, corrupt or dishonest government.
Example: The citizens fear that the country will become a banana republic if the government fails to curb the corruption.
Example: “Mango people in banana republic” is the fresh idioms additions to the Indian political lexicon by Robert Vadra.

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AuthorIdiom Guru writes on 8th August 2013

Your welcome and sure, we will try to find out and add the origin of this idiom.

AuthorBranda English writes on 8th August 2013

this is my favorite idiom, thanks for detailed information, but I want to know the origin of this idiom.

AuthorIdiom Guru writes on 8th August 2013

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