I didnt come down the Clyde in a banana boat (Scottish, Glasgow)

I didnt come down the Clyde in a banana boat, which is most often spoken in Scotland where Clyde is (in Glasgow), is a figure of speech which means they have the strength and courage in order to get something done. It is also is an expression used to show someone else the possible hardships you have faced and havent been given the easy way out. This is because a banana boat was often considered a safer alternative.