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Examples of Achilles Heel


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The first baseman is the Achilles heel of our team.

Speaking in public is my Achilles heel; I'm simply too shy.

The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural confidence typical of new settlers.
(Arthur Erickson)

It's not an Achilles heel, he said.
(USA Today - Sports, )

The Achilles heel of most of our gadgets remains the battery.
(USA Today - Money, )

TransLink is the Achilles heel for the Yes side of the transportation plebiscite.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

The papers show the malaria parasite has real Achilles heel, and we now have range of new ways to attack it.
(Science Daily - News, )

The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence.
(Science Daily - News, )

The Denver cold was supposed to be his Achilles heel, the only thing that could calcify the arm of a generation's greatest quarterback.
(The Denver Post - News, )

Ken Read, the skipper of much touted new super maxi Comanche says light air is the potential Achilles heel of his Sydney to Hobart line honours contender.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

The waiver program that allows citizens from some countries to enter the United States for up to 90 days without a visa is "the Achilles heel of America," Sen.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

US researchers believe they may have pinpointed the Achilles heel of the Ebola virus, which could hold the key to developing an effective preventative vaccine.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

The Achilles heel of America's policy against terrorism is its failure to counter the narratives that inspire individuals to become terrorists, writes Ali Soufan.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Though I am not an expert on either ancient mythology or modern superheroes, I'll mix some metaphors and suggest that family loyalty could too easily be an Achilles heel.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Some predicted Jessica Ennis-Hill’s achilles heel as she made her comeback after nearly two years out would be a diminished competitive instinct or lack of fitness after the birth of her son.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

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