the weakest link British the person who is making the least contribution to the collective achievement of the group
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How to use weakest link in a sentence
As sinister and well-resourced as it is, it may be the weakest link in the chain.
The judge replied: “So the whole system is as strong as its weakest link?”
Somehow, that story about the struggle had struck him as the weakest link in George's whole story.The Winning Clue | James Hay, Jr.
The chain is only as strong as the weakest link, you know, fellows.The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour | George A. Warren
It was fully dark when I had finished, and, thinking ever on my plan, would strive afresh to weld its weakest link.The Master of Appleby | Francis Lynde
The strength of a chain lies in its weakest link, and the measure of mans strength is that of the weak point in his constitution.Nervous Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them | Charles David Musgrove
The case against Penreath struck me as resembling a chain, which is no stronger than its weakest link.The Shrieking Pit | Arthur J. Rees