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Meaning of “the final/last straw” in the English Dictionary

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the final/last straw

(also the straw that breaks the camel's back)C1 the last in a ​series of ​unpleasantevents that ​finally makes you ​feel that you cannot ​continue to ​accept a ​badsituation: Losing my ​job was ​bad enough, but being ​evicted was the ​final straw. She's always been ​rude to me, but it was the last straw when she ​startedinsulting my ​mother.
(Definition of the final/last straw from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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