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In the following question, an idiomatic expression or a proverb is highlighted. Select the alternative which best describes its use in the sentence.

Hercules lock of hair was his Achilles heel

  • 1
    Weakness that could result in failure
  • 2
    A desirable quality
  • 3
    A hated quality
  • 4
    A wonderful characteristic
  • 5
    The strongest ability
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Answer : 1. "Weakness that could result in failure"
Explanation :

An Achilles' heel (or Achilles heel) is a weakness in spite of overall strength, which can lead to downfall. While the mythological origin refers to a physical vulnerability, idiomatic references to other attributes or qualities that can lead to downfall are common.

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