A chain is no stronger than its weakest link meaning

What does the saying 'A chain is no stronger than its weakest link' mean?

Idiom: A chain is no stronger than its weakest link

Meaning:

This means that processes, organisations, etc, are vulnerable because the weakest person or part can always damage or break them.

Country: International English | Subject Area: General | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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