weak link


weak link
Synonyms and related words:
assailability, blemish, bug, catch, chink, crack, defect, defection, deficiency, drawback, failing, failure, fault, faute, flaw, foible, frailty, heel of Achilles, hole, imperfection, inadequacy, infirmity, kink, little problem, penetrability, pregnability, problem, rift, shortcoming, snag, soft spot, something missing, taint, vincibility, vulnerability, vulnerable place, vulnerable point, weak point, weakness

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • (a) weak link in the chain — a weak link (in the chain) the weakest part of a system or the weakest member of a group of people that could cause the whole system or group to fail. It s a strong team, though the goalkeeper may be a weak link because he s rather inexperienced …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) weak link — a weak link (in the chain) the weakest part of a system or the weakest member of a group of people that could cause the whole system or group to fail. It s a strong team, though the goalkeeper may be a weak link because he s rather inexperienced …   New idioms dictionary

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  • weak sister — weak′ sis′ter n. 1) inf a vacillating person; coward 2) inf a part or element that undermines the whole of something; weak link • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • link — I n. 1) to constitute a link 2) a close; strong; weak link 3) a connecting link 4) the missing link 5) a cuff link 6) a link between; to, with (he has links to the underworld) 7) (misc.) (GB) the fixed link (under the Channel) II v. (D; tr.) to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • link — link1 [ lıŋk ] verb transitive *** 1. ) usually passive if people, things, or events are linked, they are related to each other in some way: Police suspect that the two murder cases are linked. be linked to/with something: Rock music has often… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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