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the last of a sequence of annoyances or troubles that results in a breakdown, loss of patience, etc.: with the
Origin of last strawfrom the last straw that breaks the back of the overburdened camel in the fable
The last of a series of annoyances or disappointments that leads one to a final loss of patience, temper, trust, or hope.
Origin of last strawFrom the proverb “It's the last straw that breaks the camel's back”
- (slang) A small addition to a burden which causes it to exceed the capacity.
- That's the last straw; it's a petty demand but I'm already under too much work. I quit!
Ellipsis of the straw that broke the camel's back.