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    a chink in somebody’s amour

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    For years she had told him how beautiful he was and now he could not live without flattery. It was the only chink in his armor. (W. S. Maugham, “Theatre”)

    a chink in somebody’s amour = a weak spot, foible, a tender spot, heel of Achilles, a blind side

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    V.

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    Re: a chink in somebody’s amour

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    For years she had told him how beautiful he was and now he could not live without flattery. It was the only chink in his armor. (W. S. Maugham, “Theatre”)

    a chink in somebody’s armour = a weak spot, (foible), a tender spot(?), heel of AchillesAchilles' heel, a blind side Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Yes
    Last edited by 5jj; 30-Oct-2010 at 19:26. Reason: typo

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