weak side

weak side

n. Sports
The side of a formation having fewer players, especially the side of a football formation on which there is no tight end.

weak′ side`


n.
the side of the offensive line of a football team opposite the side with the tight end; the side having the smaller number of players.
[1925–30, Amer.]
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She is young, handsome, clever, and unscrupulous; she has made money to live on, and has time at her disposal to find out the weak side of an old man; and she is going to attack Mr.
But my mistress knew the weak side of me; she put it as a favour to herself.
There is always a weak side in the character of such a person as that.
Treville had grasped the weak side of his master; and it was to this address that he owed the long and constant favor of a king who has not left the reputation behind him of being very faithful in his friendships.
You know the weak side of her character, and may imagine the sentiments and expressions which were torturing me.
You only want to have your heads set straight, to take the right side; so bear in mind that majorities, especially respectable ones, are nine times out of ten in the wrong; and that if you see a man or boy striving earnestly on the weak side, however wrong-headed or blundering he may be, you are not to go and join the cry against him.
although I may show you my weak side, I challenge you all; you atheists, for instance
Idle and incapable, he hated Rabourdin,--naturally enough, for Rabourdin had no vice to flatter, and no bad or weak side on which Dutocq could make himself useful.
The kettle's weak side clearly being, that he didn't know when he was beat.
One of the weak sides of republics, among their numerous advantages, is that they afford too easy an inlet to foreign corruption.
Carrying as such on my weak side, the Backup Pouch offered more organized, faster access--no fumbling in a pocket.
He said tax Audit is yet another weak side of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) as well as of Provincial Authorities.