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last straw

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; after the proverb “It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back”
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British Dictionary definitions for last-straw

last straw

noun
1.
the last straw, the final irritation or problem that stretches one's endurance or patience beyond the limit
Word Origin
from the proverb, "It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back"
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Slang definitions & phrases for last-straw

last straw

noun

The final insult; an act that calls for a response: her yelling at him was the last straw


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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