Definitions for achilles' heel
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word achilles' heel
a seemingly small but actual mortal weakness
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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We will have found the Achilles heel of HIV.
Low investment is the Achilles' heel of the German economy.
It's his Achilles' heel, those who would be coming into power with him, I think, would be very worried.
Clearly that was his Achilles' heel the first time and I think it can be this time, this time when we get him, and I tell you we are going to get him, it may have a little different outcome for him.
We have a growing Achilles heel that, if it is not tackled, will slowly diminish our ability to keep the public safe, if we are glibly creating a safe operating environment for criminals and terrorists, we are going to regret it.
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