What does achilles' heel mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of achilles' heel in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of achilles' heel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Wayne Koff:

    We will have found the Achilles heel of HIV.

  2. Marcel Fratzscher:

    Low investment is the Achilles' heel of the German economy.

  3. Christians Castillo:

    It's his Achilles' heel, those who would be coming into power with him, I think, would be very worried.

  4. Jack Riley:

    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.

  5. Harry Kazianis:

    The great Achilles heel of China Sea is trade — especially natural resources that come via sea and into its ports — and a big reason it will inevitably become a globally deployed military power.

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