Allusion #1 Mythology and Legend Achilles’ Heel Background



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Allusion #11

History, Culture, Ideas

Waterloo
Background: In 1815, the Battle of Waterloo was fought near the village of Waterloo, which is now in Belgium. This was the final battle in the Napoleonic wars, the battle in which Napoleon Bonaparte was finally defeated.
Today’s Meaning: To meet one’s Waterloo is to suffer an ultimate, decisive defeat.

Sentences: Knowing my grade in history was borderline, when I looked at the questions on the final exam, I knew I had met my Waterloo and would be repeating the class the following semester.
Although he had a stellar boxing career, when the champion was knocked out by a second-rate fighter in the second round, he knew he had met his Waterloo, and he announced his retirement the next day.
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