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a chink in someone's armour

Definition of a chink in someone's armour in English:

A weak point in someone’s character or arguments which makes them vulnerable to attack: there was a chink in the armour of his benevolence and it was well worth trying to exploit it
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  • ‘England don't have too many weak points,’ he replies when asked where a chink in their armour might be found.
  • Before that tournament you were bulletproof, but suddenly there was a chink in your armour.
  • My booking agent and dear friend said to me recently, ‘You realize that everybody is looking for a chink in your armor.’
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