The Last Straw (Origin)
What Is the Origin of the Saying "The Last Straw"?The term "the last straw" means a small burden that finally culminates with others to create an unbearable situation.
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Examples of Use:
- I can't take it any more. This is the last straw!
- I've always found Jack rude, but that comment was the last straw. I'm going to have a word with him.
- That push in the back was the last straw. The referee is going to show him a yellow card.
This idiom is a variant of the early 19th century proverb "it is the last feather that breaks the horse's back."