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.]
References in classic literature ?
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.
You know the weak side of her character, and may imagine the sentiments and expressions which were torturing me.
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.
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.
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
The kettle's weak side clearly being, that he didn't know when he was beat.
The central bank has pledged to keep the crown currency on the weak side of 27 to the euro to boost inflation back towards its 2 percent target.
But the material is still on the weak side - and it's still just like watching a couple of Inbetweeners who have dressed up in period costume.
He was on his weak side but didn't have the confidence to get a shot off.