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The meaning of "achilles heel"

" Achilles’ heel "
Meaning:
A fatal weakness in an otherwise strong person or thing.
Example:
JFK’s Achilles heel was his inability to ignore the charms of a long-legged blonde.
Where did it originate?:
Britain - 19th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but more commonly amongst the older generation.
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