besetting sin




besetting sin :




besetting sin

a fault to which a person or institution is especially prone

a characteristic weakness

The verb beset literally means surround with hostile intent, so the image is of a sin besieging or pressing in upon a person.

1974 Donal Scannell Mother Knew Best Mother said vanity was a besetting sin which Amy resented, to say the least of it.




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