weakest link

  1. the weakest link British the person who is making the least contribution to the collective achievement of the group

Origin of weakest link

C20: from the British television quiz of the same name

Words Nearby weakest link

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How to use weakest link in a sentence

  • 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.

  • The case against Penreath struck me as resembling a chain, which is no stronger than its weakest link.

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