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Achilles Heel

Definition of the noun Achilles Heel

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  1. A vulnerability in an otherwise strong situation.
  2. [anatomy] The Achilles' tendon, the tendo Achillis.


    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" is a cataloged instance, composition.
    2. "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" is a composition.
    4. "Achilles Heel" is a musical EP of Toploader.
      • released in (15 years ago)
    5. "Achilles Heel" is a musical EP of Venus Fly Trap.
      • released in (25 years ago)
    6. "Achilles Heel" is a musical album of Paul K & The Weathermen.
      • released in (20 years ago)


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

    • also known as Calcâiul vulnerabil


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


    Achilles Heel a.k.a. 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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    Google previewKinn's The Medical Assistant (2013)

    An Applied Learning Approach by Deborah B. Proctor, Alexandra Patricia Adams

    Achilles heel is a common expression used today to indicate a point of weakness . Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, is the source of the name for drugs used to enhance sexual arousal, called aphrodisiacs. The equivalent ...

    Google previewGetting your head around the brain (2012)

    by Amanda Ellison

    but its Achilles heel is that it can't survive heat. So, if you heat up your stew before you eat it and eat it piping hot, you'll be ok.

    Google previewImpact of Advances in Computing and Communications Technologies on Chemical Science and Technology (1999)

    Report of a Workshop by Chemical Sciences Roundtable, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council

    Here the Achilles heel is that it is essential to scale the equations that describe your equipment or you face severe stiffness problems. Until very recently the diagnostics in these systems were abysmal (that is an understatement), and they can ...

    Google previewThe Advanced Strategy Guide to Minecraft (2014)

    by Stephen O'Brien

    Its Achilles heel is that any unsorted items will gradually build up and block the delivery cart, so you should expand it to accept all types of crops that get collected. You'll also find this system particularly helpful in Chapter 4, “Mob Farms, Traps, ...

    Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

    by Martin Manser

    Achilles heel Word Family accurately adverb; accuracy noun.

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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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