English Expressions - The Achilles Heel - Thinking in English

The Achilles heel!

Your Achilles heel is a weakness or vulnerable point! It comes from the ancient Greek myth of Achilles, who was invincible apart from his heels!

“He is a good student, but spelling is his Achilles heel!”

“She is a strong candidate for the job, but her lack of experience could prove to be her Achilles heel”

Expressions are a fun thing to learn and really useful part of English! Why don’t you try to incorporate some expressions into your daily English?

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Host and founder of Thinking in English, Tom is committed to providing quality and interesting content to all English learners. Previously a research student at a top Japanese university and with a background in English teaching, political research, and Asian languages, Tom is now working fulltime on bettering Thinking in English!

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