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English definition of “weak link”

weak link

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a weak part, especially the weakest part of something: They're a fairly good team - their only weak link is a relatively inexperienced goalkeeper. A chain can only be as strong as its weakest link, so we must look at the least committed country to see if the alliance will hold.
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