the last straw

the last straw


a further difficulty or annoyance, typically minor in itself but coming on top of a series of difficulties, that makes a situation unbearable.


“his affair was the last straw”



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the idiom ‘the last straw’ mean?

The idiom the last straw means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”

How do you use ‘the last straw’ in a sentence?

Example usage of idiom ‘the last straw’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.

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