(a) weak link in the chain


(a) weak link in the chain
a weak link (in the chain) the weakest part of a system or the weakest member of a group of people that could cause the whole system or group to fail.

It's a strong team, though the goalkeeper may be a weak link because he's rather inexperienced.

The weak link in the chain is the computer software that controls the system.


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  • (the) weak link (in the chain) — the weak/​weakest link (in the chain) phrase the weakest part of a group, plan, or team Thesaurus: participants in games and competitionshyponym to defeat someone in a game, competition or argumentsynonym Main entry: link * * * the weak link (in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) weakest link (in the chain) — the weak/​weakest link (in the chain) phrase the weakest part of a group, plan, or team Thesaurus: participants in games and competitionshyponym to defeat someone in a game, competition or argumentsynonym Main entry: link …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) weak link — a weak link (in the chain) the weakest part of a system or the weakest member of a group of people that could cause the whole system or group to fail. It s a strong team, though the goalkeeper may be a weak link because he s rather inexperienced …   New idioms dictionary

  • link — link1 [ lıŋk ] verb transitive *** 1. ) usually passive if people, things, or events are linked, they are related to each other in some way: Police suspect that the two murder cases are linked. be linked to/with something: Rock music has often… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • link — link1 [liŋk] n. [ME linke < Scand, as in ON hlekkr, Dan lænke, Swed länk, in same senses, akin to OE hlence, link of a chain, coat of mail < base of hlencan, to twist < IE base * kleng , to bend, wind > LANK] 1. any of the series of… …   English World dictionary

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  • link */*/*/ — I UK [lɪŋk] / US verb [transitive] Word forms link : present tense I/you/we/they link he/she/it links present participle linking past tense linked past participle linked 1) [usually passive] if people, things, or events are linked, they are… …   English dictionary

  • link — 1 verb 1 be linked if people or events are linked, they are connected in some way: Police think the murders are linked. (+ with/to): They believe that this illness is linked to the use of chemical pesticides. 2 (T) to connect computers, broadcast …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • The Art of the Deal — Infobox Television episode Title = The Art of the Deal Series = Prison Break Caption = Michael and Lincoln preparing to swap Whistler while Gretchen prepares to swap L. J. with Sofia looking on Season = 3 Episode = 13 Airdate = February 18, 2008… …   Wikipedia


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