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Achilles' heel

Definition of the noun achilles' heel

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  1. a seemingly small but actual mortal weakness


Achilles' Heel a.k.a. Achilles Heel is a snow-covered hill, 915 metres high, in the center of the col between Mount Helen and Mount Achilles in the Achaean Range of Anvers Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. Surveyed by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey in 1955 and so named by the United Kingdom Antarctic Place-Names Committee due to its position in relation to Mount Achilles.

  • also known as 阿基里斯希爾山


  1. "Achilles' Heel" a.k.a. "Achilles Heel" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Achilles' Heel" a.k.a. "Achilles Heel" is the fourth and final album by indie rock band Pedro the Lion. It was released on May 25, 2004, on Jade Tree Records. The cover artwork was by Jesse LeDoux. It reached #26 on the Top Heatseekers and #24 on the Top Independent Albums charts.
    • genre: Indie rock
    • released on (11 years ago)
  3. "Achilles' Heel" a.k.a. "Achilles Heel" is a composition.
  4. "Achilles' Heel" a.k.a. "Achilles Heel" is a musical EP of Toploader.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  5. "Achilles' Heel" a.k.a. "Achilles Heel" is a musical EP of Venus Fly Trap.
    • released in (25 years ago)
  6. "Achilles' Heel" a.k.a. "Achilles Heel" is a musical album of Paul K & The Weathermen.
    • released in (20 years ago)


"Achilles' Heel": Achilles' Heel is a book written by Ana Blandiana.

  • also known as Calcâiul vulnerabil


"Achilles' Heel" a.k.a. "Achilles Heel" is a 1973 drama film written by Brian Clark and directed by Alan Clarke.


Achilles' heel: An Achilles heel is a deadly weakness in spite of overall strength, which 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.

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Our dependence on foreign energy sources is our Achilles heel, not just in the realm of diplomacy, but in terms of our future as the world's economic leader. (Judy Biggert)
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