or Achilles' heel
Origin of Achilles heel
How to use Achilles heel in a sentence
His goal: to make the perfect (and absolutely comfortable) high-heel, with the help from Nike CEO Mark Parker.
The high heel has gone through endless aesthetic changes throughout the years.
Acts of violence include death by hanging, rifle butt, boot heel, tank tracks and fireball.‘Fury’: A Ludicrous WWII Movie More Violent Than ‘Inglourious Basterds’|Nico Hines|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Around 3am, my spindly legs are beginning to ache from balancing on deck, as we heel with each tack.
The high heel is revolutionary, and evolutionary, as an engrossing Brooklyn Museum show reveals.
The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
And with another bow the man from Paris drew himself erect, turned on his heel, and went jingling and creaking from the room.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
With which magnanimous sentiment he turned on his clumsy heel, and entered his apartment again.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
He believes, he has an instinct, that here is the heel of the German Colossus, otherwise immune to our arrows.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
But her small boot heel did not make an indenture, not a mark upon the little glittering circlet.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for Achilles heel
Cultural definitions for Achilles heel
A point of vulnerability. (See Achilles.)
Other Idioms and Phrases with Achilles heel
A fatal weakness, a vulnerable area, as in This division, which is rarely profitable, is the company's Achilles' heel. The term alludes to the Greek legend about the heroic warrior Achilles whose mother tried to make him immortal by holding the infant by his heel and dipping him into the River Styx. Eventually he was killed by an arrow shot into his undipped heel. [c. 1800]