chain is no stronger than its weakest link

chain is no stronger than its weakest link

Prov. A successful group or team relies on each member doing well. George is completely out of shape. I don't want him on our ball team; a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
See also: chain, link, strong, weak
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The chain is no stronger than its weakest link,'' said Joe McKee, who started Piermont Industries Inc.
First, there is an adage that the chain is no stronger than its weakest link.