(redirected from chinky)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

chink up (something)

To fill in or patch narrow openings, such as cracks or fissures (chinks), of something. We live in an area that experiences a lot of earthquakes each year, so we've gotten pretty good at chinking up the walls of our house.
See also: chink, up

chink in (one's) armor

A minor but very detrimental flaw or weakness. Yeah, he's brilliant, but his violent temper has destroyed many business relationships—it's really the chink in his armor.
See also: armor, chink

chink in one's armor

Fig. a special weakness that provides a means for attacking or impressing someone otherwise invulnerable. (Alludes to an opening in a suit of armor that allows a weapon to penetrate.) Jane's insecurity is the chink in her armor. The boss seems mean, but the chink in his armor is that he is easily flattered.
See also: armor, chink

a chink in somebody's armour

  (British & Australian) also a chink in somebody's armor (American & Australian)
if someone or something which seems to be strong has a chink in their armour, they have a small fault which may cause them problems She's a brilliant businesswoman, but her lack of political awareness may be the chink in her armour.
See also: armour, chink

chink in one's armor

A vulnerable area, as in Putting things off to the last minute is the chink in Pat's armor and is bound to get her in trouble one day . This term relies on chink in the sense of "a crack or gap," a meaning dating from about 1400 and used figuratively since the mid-1600s.
See also: armor, chink
References in periodicals archive ?
Paki and Chinky are just abbreviations, not offensive remarks.
CHRIS BURKE walked along Tel Aviv's Chinky Beach yesterday enjoying the 70 degree heat.
The boozed-up pair struck in Aberdeen last October after yelling "f*** Chinky b***" at Terry and Colin.
Winter then told him, `Let's get that Chinky ***'," said the source.
The High Court in Perth heard yesterday that McHattie, 19, and Clark, 19, launched their attack after shouting "f***g Chinky bsatards" at them.
I miss daft things such as watching Coronation Street and having a Chinky.
are getting so offended about being called Chinkys and Pakis.