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Achilles heelnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /əˌkɪl.iːzˈhiːl/
(Definition of Achilles heel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Achilles heelnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /əˌkɪl·iz ˈhil/
a ​weakpoint in a ​person or ​system that can ​result in ​itsfailure
(Definition of Achilles heel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Achilles heel”
in Chinese (Simplified) 阿喀琉斯的脚踵,致命弱点,致命伤…
in Chinese (Traditional) 阿喀琉斯的腳踵,致命弱點,致命傷…
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