weak link

noun

: the least strong or successful part
the weak link in the company's line of products

Examples of weak link in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the run-up to a launch attempt last summer, Boeing and NASA discovered two more problems—flammable material inside the capsule and a weak link on Starliner's parachute system—that pushed back the crew test flight nearly a year. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 14 May 2024 Other points of friction are likely to include the impasse in Congress over the $60 billion U.S. aid package for Ukraine, which has frustrated American allies, and Japan’s need to strengthen its cybersecurity capabilities, which U.S. officials think is a weak link in the alliance. Michelle Lee, Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2024 Even the fact that Burnley and Sheffield United have struggled so forlornly after winning promotion is telling: The Premier League does not really have a weak link. Rory Smith, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2024 The San Francisco secondary has been the defense’s weak link. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2024 The Cowboys run defense again proved to be the unit’s weak link and Smith provided no help. Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 26 Jan. 2024 There’s not a weak link in a supporting cast that includes Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef, Kathryn Hunter and Christopher Abbott. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Dec. 2023 There’s another weak link in that cycle, one that can be politically touchy to talk about: teachers’ colleges. Emma Green, The New Yorker, 31 Oct. 2023 The Nuggets would seek out Russell in pick-and-roll plays between guard Jamal Murray and center Nikola Jokic because he was deemed a weak link in the Lakers’ defense. Oct. 11, 2023 If teams hunt him out this season, Russell wants to be more of an impediment. Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2023

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“Weak link.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weak%20link. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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