First appeared in Thomas Reid’s “Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man,” published in 1786; the full idiom “a chain is no stronger than its weakest link” was first printed in Cornhill Magazine in 1868.
A Chain is As Strong As The Weakest Link Meaning Definition : A group or organization is only as strong as the weakest or least powerful person. This idiom is used to express that a group can only be as successful as its least successful or powerful person.
From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English the weak/ weakest linkthe person or thing in a situation that is less strong, skilful etc than the others Goalkeeper Gouter proved to be the weakest link .
This means that processes, organisations, etc, are vulnerable because the weakest person or part can always damage or break them.
If just one link is weak , the chain will break. The overall strength of a chain is not the strength of the strongest link , or even of the average link . The overall strength of a chain is the strength of the weakest link .
A concept holding that each action in a sequence is dependent upon the performance of the action that came before it. According to the theory , the quality of the series of actions is limited to the quality of the weakest performance in the sequence.
weak link in British English an unreliable person or thing within an organization or system.
Here are the 20 Weakest Pokémon Of All Time. 8 Slaking . 7 Pikachu . 6 Metapod . 5 Magikarp . 4 Delibird . 3 Wimpod. 2 Smeargle. 1 Spoink .