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Interesting Words and Expressions – Achilles Heel

Expression “Achilles Heel” is used to describe a weak point in somebody’s character which can be attacked by other people.

Origin: Named after the Greek hero Achilles. When he was a sall child, his mother held him below the surface of the river Styx to protect him against any injury. She held him by his heel, which therefore was not touched by the water. Achilles died by being wounded by an arrow in the heel.


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