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Achilles heel

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April 13th, 2010

When Achilles mother dipped him into the protective waters of the river Styx, she held him by the heel. The only part of his body not to touch the water, it was from then on vulnerable to injury. In battle, his enemy struck him in the heel, killing him. Today, we use the phrase Achilles heel to refer to a person s singular weakness. In school, math was always his Achilles heel.