One day, a poisonous arrow shot at him was lodged in his heel, killing him ... The
use of “Achilles heel” as an expression meaning “area of ...
Meaning: the one weakness, fault, flaw, or vulnerable spot in one's otherwise
strong character ... The use of "Achilles' heel" as an expression used for "area of
weakness, vulnerable spot" dates only to 1855 (Merriam-Webster). ....
invulnerable actually having a single point of weakness that can be exploited ...
Dec 12, 2010 ... This, and “yeoman of the guard,” suggest the primary meaning of “yeoman” is a ...
It seems fairly obvious that the prevalent usage of the term .... I see and hear the
related term, laypeople, all the time, though, and I'm betting most modern ....
fishing in troubled waters, on the order of the day, Achilles' hee...
Nov 28, 2008 ... On the other hand the modern heroes are truly "modern" in their ... has given
some lipservice to the notion that he's a modern-day Hercules, ...
This essay argues that the Achilles heel of the international monetary and
financial ... returning to the modern-day equivalent of the divisive competitive
devaluations of ..... manifestation of these forces is financial institutions'
widespread use of Value-at- ... with monetary regimes that focus on near-term
Feb 7, 2011 ... In modern humans the heel is lower and stretches the Achilles ... The researchers
' calculations suggest that during running the Homo ... before spears began to be
widely used about 400,000 years ago. ..... Our prey is faster than us at short-
distance running, which means it's routinely out of our line of sight.
Today an "Achilles' heel" refers to anyone's fatal flaw or hamartia. ... the inability
to walk away when someone suggests that he is too afraid to follow through.
These are the leg bones (the tibia and fibula) and the heel and forefoot ... For
example, use a bandage and/or ankle support, or a boot with high sides. ... This
means wearing a brace or a plaster cast on the lower leg and ankle for a few
weeks. ... Some studies suggest that they may be as good as tablets for treating
Modern English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which spread ...
fishing in troubled waters, on the order of the day, Achilles' heel, swan song,
hotbed . Many of these are used without knowledge of their meaning (what is a "
Jan 27, 2010 ... Modern-day running shoes have changed the way people run, altering our ...
while people used to running shoes have largely adopted a heel-first style that ...
The researchers aren't suggesting runners ditch their shoes. ... The pointed toe
also means a springier step, which can also decrease the forces.