C1 the last in a series of unpleasant events that finally makes you feel that you cannot continue to accept a bad situation :. Difficult situations and unpleasant experiences.
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C1 the last in a series of unpleasant events that finally makes you feel that you cannot continue to accept a bad situation : Losing my job was bad enough, but being evicted was the final straw. That's also from The Edinburgh Advertiser , in November O'Connell, in his own exultation of heart, to ascribe the success of the Catholic Relief Bill to his 'agitation;' but the fact is, that 'agitation' was only the cause of Emancipation in the same sense in which it is true that the last feather breaks the horse's back.
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Last but not least there is, or rather was in , a merger of the two phrases. This appeared in The Southport American in October Home Search Phrase Dictionary The last straw. Browse phrases beginning with:. The last straw that broke the camel's back What's the meaning of the phrase 'The last straw'?