a chink in someone's armour

a weak point where someone can be attacked

Chinks are starting to appear in the president's armour.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) chink in armour — a chink in (someone s) armour British & Australian, American & Australian if someone or something which seems to be strong has a chink in their armour, they have a small fault which may cause them problems. She s a brilliant businesswoman, but… …   New idioms dictionary


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