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Chink in the armor

Origin of Phrases - C

 

Chink in the armor

Meaning: To have flaw or problem preventing success.

 

Example: This plan about retiring early has just one chink in the armor, we have no money.

 

Origin: "Chink" is an obscure word meaning a slit, fissure, or weak spot that can leave one vulnerable.

Hence "Chink in the armor" means a weak spot in ones protection or plan.

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