last straw

the last of a succession of irritations, incidents, remarks, etc., that leads to a loss of patience, a disaster, etc.: He has been late before, but this is the last straw.

1840–50; after the proverb “It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back” Unabridged
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last straw
the last straw the final irritation or problem that stretches one's endurance or patience beyond the limit
[from the proverb, "It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back"]

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Example sentences
The last impact is then the last straw for an already compromised brain.
The rare earths controversy was kind of a last straw.
That's why pneumonia is the last straw for many measles-infected infants.
Gray insists that that one image was the last straw.
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