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Meaning of "chink in one's armour" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHINK IN ONE'S ARMOUR

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WHAT DOES CHINK IN ONE'S ARMOUR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chink in one's armor

The idiom "chink in one's armor" refers to an area of vulnerability. It has traditionally been used to refer to a weak spot in a figurative suit of armor. The standard meaning is similar to that of Achilles' heel. Grammarist provides a sample usage by The Daily Telegraph that they find acceptable: "Such hype was anathema for the modest professional fighter, who has 22 victories under his belt, and not a perceptible chink in his armour."...

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHINK IN ONE'S ARMOUR

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chinkapin
chinkara
chinkerinchee
Chinkiang
Chinkie
chinkies
chinky
chinless
chinless wonder
chinned
chinning
chinning bar
chino
chinoiserie
chinone
chinook
Chinook Jargon
Chinook salmon
chinos

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHINK IN ONE'S ARMOUR

affaire d´amour
affaires d´amour
amour
armour
black humour
body armour
brain tumour
character armour
clamour
coat armour
enamour
glamour
humour
out of humour
paramour
plate armour
rumour
sense of humour
Seymour
tumour

Synonyms and antonyms of chink in one's armour in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «chink in one's armour» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHINK IN ONE'S ARMOUR

Find out the translation of chink in one's armour to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chink in one's armour from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chink in one's armour» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

缝隙于一体的铠甲
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

grieta en la armadura de uno
570 millions of speakers

English

chink in one´s armour
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक के कवच में झनझन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ثغرة في احد ميادين المعارك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

щель в своей броне
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fenda em sua armadura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক বর্ম মধ্যে চিবুক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

faille dans l´armure de l´un
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cincin dalam perisai seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Riss in einer Rüstung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自分の鎧割れ目
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하나 의 갑옷 잘랑 잘랑
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Klambi sing ana gegaman
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nứt nẻ trong áo giáp của một người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு கவசத்தில் மூழ்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याच्या चिलखत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Birinin zırhına direnmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

spiraglio nella propria armatura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szpara w czyjejś zbroi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

щілину в своїй броні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

crapatura in armura cuiva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ρωγμή στην πανοπλία ενός ατόμου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skrefie in ´n mens se wapens
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

springa i ens rustning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

chink i ens rustning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chink in one's armour

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHINK IN ONE'S ARMOUR»

The term «chink in one's armour» is normally little used and occupies the 115.345 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chink in one's armour

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHINK IN ONE'S ARMOUR»

Discover the use of chink in one's armour in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chink in one's armour and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Crime Pays: Reflections from the Front Line of Criminal Justice
It actually quotes, “chink in one's armour”. I did speak to the chief clerk when I saw him next. He would not say if a complaint had been made but said that some people are very sensitive to every word that is spoken. So you see extreme political ...
Mike Welham, 2012
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Folk-etymology: A Dictionary of Verbal Corruptions Or Words ...
Holes. The phrase to pick holes, meaning to find fault, as if to detect a weak spot ( a chink in one's armour), as in Burns' lines — If there's a hole in a' your coats, I rede you tent it, A chield's ainang you taking notes, arose, not improbably, from a  ...
Abram Smythe Palmer, 1882
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English/German Dictionary of Idioms: Supplement to the ...
wenn ..., dann heiß ich Meier Chinese it's all Chinese to melhim]... chinesisch: das] etw. ist für jn. chinesisch 9 Dorf: böhmische Dörfer fürjn. sein chink to reveal]. .. a weaknesslweak pointla chink in one's armour Blöße: dem Gegner] eine Blöße  ...
Professor Hans Schemann, 2013
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Oxford Thesaurus of English
noun the cost of the process may prove to be its Achilles heel: weak spot, weak point, weakness, vulnerable spot, soft underbelly, shortcoming, failing, imperfection, flaw, defect, deficiency, fault, foible, chink in one's armour; downfall, undoing, ...
Maurice Waite, 2009
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As in a Looking Glass
It consists simply of having previously ascertained that one is above criticism, that there is no single chink in one's armour, that one's appearance is, as far as it goes, without a flaw. It was an American — wasn't it ? — who explained her aplomb ...
Francis Charles Philips, 1889
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German/English Dictionary of Idioms
... a weakness/weak point/a chink in one's armour sich eine Blöße geben ' to lay o. s. open to attack, to expose one's weak point, to show a weakness Bei den Verhandlungen hat er sich ganz unnötig eine Blöße gegeben. Wenn jemand einmal ...
Hans Schemann, 2013
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Folk-Etymology
Holes. The phrase to pick holes, meaning to find fault, as if to detect a weak spot ( a chink in one's armour), as in Burns' lines — If there's a hole in a' your coats, 1 rede you tent it, A chield's amang you taking notes. arose, not improbably, from a  ...
8
Scandal's Virgin
She had known him for years and knew, too, that the only way to avoid becoming the victim of his barbed tongue was to show him no chink in one's armour. Lady Birtwell was right: she was too pale, she had lost her bloom and it was going to ...
Louise Allen, 2014
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500 Common Chinese Idioms: An Annotated Frequency Dictionary
(from Han Feizi) Antonyms: [Ё ДЖ] (Zi yuán qi Shüo ÉI ЁЁЁ) 'make one's argument consistent and not self-contradictory] [ÍWÑÉ] (wú xiè kè 11 д'ттё) 'with no chink in one's armour, leave no room for criticism.' 11. chéng qiän shàngwàn Eli here ...
Liwei Jiao, Cornelius C. Kubler, Weiguo Zhang, 2013
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Harlequin Historical June 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2: Bride by ...
She had known him for years and knew, too, that the only way to avoid becoming the victim of his barbed tongue was to show him no chink in one's armour. Lady Birtwell was right:she was toopale, she hadlost herbloom and it was going totake  ...
Katy Madison, Louise Allen, Gail Whitiker, 2014

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHINK IN ONE'S ARMOUR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chink in one's armour is used in the context of the following news items.
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Johnson: Deliberate misunderstanding
An example might be a chink in one's armour. The Oxford English Dictionary has the word chink recorded as early as 1398, also spelt chine, ... «The Economist, Aug 13»
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Why should an affair mean the end of your career?
... public's fascination with high-profile men who cheat as evidence of a puritanical mindset that classifies an affair as a “chink in one's armour.”. «Globe and Mail, Nov 12»

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