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    achilles heel

    what does this mean? "achilles heel"??????????????

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    Re: achilles heel


    a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'

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    Re: achilles heel, it is said of somebody who seems strong, invulnerable, when one discovers a weakness.

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