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synonyms for Achilles' heel

  • chink in the armor
  • deficiency
  • frailty
  • handicap
  • soft underbelly
  • susceptibility
  • weakness
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How to use Achilles' heel in a sentence

The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
And with another bow the man from Paris drew himself erect, turned on his heel, and went jingling and creaking from the room.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
With which magnanimous sentiment he turned on his clumsy heel, and entered his apartment again.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
He believes, he has an instinct, that here is the heel of the German Colossus, otherwise immune to our arrows.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
But her small boot heel did not make an indenture, not a mark upon the little glittering circlet.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
A handkerchief, once red, with polka spots, contained a ragged flannel shirt and a stocking-heel tied with a piece of tape.
A LOST HEROELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD AND HERBERT D. WARD
While we were packing grub and bedding on Piegan's extra horse, Lyn joined us, wrapped from head to heel in a yellow slicker.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Leo stamped down the fire with his heel and the Girl flung the flower-wreaths out of sight, shuddering as she did so.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
This failure came as a bitter blow to the keen young soldier, who, after reading Homer, already imagined himself an Achilles.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
“Yes—tea,” answered the traveller with the keen grey eyes, turning, and poking the fire with the heel of his boot.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
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WORDS RELATED TO ACHILLES' HEEL

  • Achilles' heel
  • failing
  • foible
  • frailty
  • shortcoming
  • soft spot
  • underbelly
  • vulnerable place
  • weak link
  • weak side
  • weakness
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