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    proverbial straw

    "proverbial straw"

    can anyone please explain what this means?

    also, please list some of the usage of the word "proverbial"?

    'tis confusin' - > : (

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    Re: proverbial straw

    Quote Originally Posted by RossTaylor View Post
    "proverbial straw"

    can anyone please explain what this means?

    also, please list some of the usage of the word "proverbial"?

    'tis confusin' - > : (
    It has two meaning and is as follow:

    1) as used in a proverb or other phrase.

    For example:
    He's got to pull the proverbial finger out.

    2) well known

    For example:
    his proverbial good humour.

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    Re: proverbial straw

    This is the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back.

    V.

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    Re: proverbial straw

    Quote Originally Posted by RossTaylor View Post
    "proverbial straw"

    can anyone please explain what this means?

    also, please list some of the usage of the word "proverbial"?

    'tis confusin' - > : (
    Have a look at this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_t...camel%27s_back
    When we talk about "a proverbial" something, it means something relating to a proverb.

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