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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 any football team is injuries.
(The Vancouver Sun - Sports, )

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

These vulnerabilities are known as the 'Achilles heel' of cancer cells.
(Science Daily - News, )

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

For years, the wide receiver position has been an Achilles heel for the Tennessee Titans.
(UPI - Sports News, )

A new research found the so-called 'Achilles heel' of cancer cells, which future treatments can target.
(Tech Times - Health, )

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

Apple’s products have an Achilles heel, though, and that weakness may cost you a bundle: the Lightning cable.
(Forbes - Technology, )

The Green Bay Packers' defense has been their Achilles heel since their run to a Super Bowl title in the 2010 season.
(UPI - Sports News, )

The Achilles heel of hepatocellular carcinoma, a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, has been discovered by researchers.
(Science Daily - News, )

Widespread resistance to these drugs limits their success, but researchers have discovered a potential Achilles heel in resistance.
(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, )

The researchers have uncovered what may be an Achilles heel on the bacteria cell membrane that could act as a potential novel drug target.
(Science Daily - News, )

And while one company peddles soda pop and the other sells airplane rides, it turns out they both have the same Achilles heel — social media.
(Meegan Read in CBC News - World, )

Australia hope their scrum, once regarded as the Achilles heel, will hold its own at this World Cup following the work done under Mario Ledesma.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

From what reviewers are saying, it would seem Apple has a winner here, but the Touch Bar, the price and lack of ports could be its Achilles heel.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

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, )

IAN LADYMAN: It has always been clear to those who cared to look that David Moyes’ achilles heel was an inability to consistently handle the stifling pressures of management.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

One of the things that makes Twitter such a unique and valuable social networking platform is also one of its Achilles heel that can limit its functionality: the 140-character limit.
(Forbes - Technology, )

A new class of drugs capable of targeting an array of different viral infections is on the horizon, after scientists discovered the Achilles heel of viruses ranging from influenza to Ebola.
(The Independent - Health & Families, )

The 'Achilles heel' of breast cancer cells has been identified, according to scientists, as a new study has shed light on why the disease can return years after women appear to be free of it.
(Daily Mail - News, )

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, )

Haemodialysis vascular access is a 'lifeline' for almost 2 million patients worldwide; yet given the substantial problems associated with access dysfunction, vascular access is also the Achilles heel of haemodialysis.
(Nature Reviews Nephrology, )

Scientists have just identified an Achilles heel in the parasite that causes malaria, by showing that its optimum development is dependent on its ability to expropriate RNA molecules in infected cells – a host-pathogen interaction that had never previously been observed.
(Science Daily - News, )

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