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    Select the option that best explain the information conveyed in the sentence The man's Achilles'...

    Select the option that best explain the information conveyed in the sentence The man's Achilles' heel is women ________

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    The man's Achilles' heel is women ________

    A. His weakness is womenB. His strength is womenC. He fights womenD. He respects women

    Correct Answer: Option A

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    The phase 'Achilles' heel' means a small problem or weakness in a person or system that can result in failure. The phrase has it origin traced to the legend of Achilles, which tells the talk of Achilles, how he was dipped into the river by his mother, That is in order to make him invulnerable. His heel wasn't covered by the water and he was later killed by a narrow wound to his heel.

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    In idiomatic expression achille heel mean weakness

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    Achilles heel

    Achilles heel definition: 1. a small problem or weakness in a person or system that can result in failure: 2. a small…. Learn more.

    Meaning of Achilles heel in English

    Achilles heel

    noun [ C usually singular ]

    UK /əˌkɪl.iːz ˈhiːl/ US /əˌkɪl.iːz ˈhiːl/

    a small problem or weakness in a person or system that can result in failure:

    Maths has always been my Achilles heel.

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    (Definition of Achilles heel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

    Achilles heel | AMERICAN DICTIONARY

    Achilles heel

    noun [ C usually sing ]

    US /əˌkɪl·iz ˈhil/

    a weak point in a person or system that can result in its failure

    (Definition of Achilles heel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

    Translations of Achilles heel

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    阿喀琉斯的腳踵,致命弱點,致命傷… See more

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    阿喀琉斯的脚踵,致命弱点,致命伤… See more in Portuguese

    calcanhar de Aquiles…

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    The correct answer is option 3 i.e. a small problem or weakness in a person or system that can result in failure. Someone's Achilles heel is the weakes

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    Direction- In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.

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    Option 3 : a small problem or weakness in a person or system that can result in failure

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    The correct answer is option 3 i.e. a small problem or weakness in a person or system that can result in failure.

    Someone's Achilles heel is the weakest point in their character or nature, where it is easiest for other people to attack or criticize them.

    Example- His Achilles heel is his quick temperOrigin- The phrase has its origins in the legend of the Greek hero Achilles. According to the legend, Achilles was dipped into the river Styx by his mother Thetis to him invulnerable. The only portion of his body not immersed in the water was his heels, by which his mother held him. As a result, the heels were the only vulnerable part of his body. He was later killed by an arrow that struck his heel. Source: theidioms.comSynonyms- weakness, failing, lack, faultAntonyms- Strength, a good partOther related idioms-Head over Heels- turning over completely in forward motion, as in a somersault. (especially in the phrase head over heels in love)Example- I was very attracted to men and fell head over heels many times.Kick your heels- to wait somewhere and feel bored or impatient because you have nothing to do, or because someone is deliberately keeping you waitingExample- I went from the mall as my friend kicked my heels.

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