Idiom – “the last straw (that broke the camel’s back)”

April 11th, 2015 by Anna Leave a reply »

Definition:
The final problem or difficulty in a series that now calls for an immediate response.  (From the image of a camel loaded with so much weight that one more straw will break the camel’s back.)
Example:
MotherSheryl is out with her friends for the fourth time this week, and she is past her curfew again.
FatherThis is the last straw.  She is grounded for the rest of the month

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