Idiom: Last straw
Meaning: The last straw is the final problem that makes someone lose their temper or the problem that finally brought about the collapse of something. It comes from an Arabic story, where a camel was loaded with straw until a single straw placed on the rest of the load broke its back.Country: International English | Subject Area: Plants & Flowers | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Take a straw poll
- The short straw
- Man of straw
- Straw that broke the camel's back
- Draw the shortest straw
- Straw man
- Straw poll
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