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Achilles' heel

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of Achilles' heel

  1. a vulnerable point <the food supply proved to be the nation's Achilles' heel in its defense against terrorist attacks> Synonyms back, chink, jugular, soft spot, underbelly Related Words downfall, ruin, undoing; hamartia, tragic flaw




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