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  1. Achilles' heel(noun)

    a seemingly small but actual mortal weakness


  1. Achilles' heel

    An Achilles’ heel is a deadly weakness in spite of overall strength, that can actually or potentially lead to downfall. While the mythological origin refers to a physical vulnerability, idiomatic references to other attributes or qualities that can lead to downfall are common.


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