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the final straw

The last in a series of negative actions or events that makes the situation no longer tolerable. I'm already fed up with your lazy, selfish behavior, Jim, but if you can't be bothered to come with me to my own mother's funeral, well that will be the final straw!
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Calls for the local authority to join the Final Straw campaign will be put before members for approval at Thursday's full council meeting.
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It could well be the final straw for the Hoops against a side who have only just won promotion back to the Scottish Premiership.
This is the final straw which shows there is now no concept at all with regional rugby.
The Huddersfield game proved to be final straw for manager Lee Clark, who quit shortly afterwards to be replaced by Neil McDonald.
It seems Saturday's 4-0 loss was the final straw for most and the atmosphere at St James' for the visit of Hull is set to be toxic.
For Cook, it was the final straw in a tour he'll try to forget.
The final straw It's time to take clerks of the course to task over inaccurate going reports and race distances being altered willy-nilly.
DAY 5: The Rio Grande Valley's longest-running helicopter ambulance will be permanently grounded this fall - and state budget cuts were the final straw.
The League II club have gone five games without a win to drop to sixth and Friday's 5-0 thrashing at leaders Chesterfield appears to have been the final straw.
He split up with his wife because they were having financial troubles and the incident was the final straw.
The final straw was when Mrs Thatcher insisted all his public comments on Westland would have to be vetted by officials before being released, he said.
The final straw was being left on the bench in Scotland's goalless draw with Norway.
The final straw came when Yushchenko accused Tymoshenko of acting in the Kremlin's favour by failing to condemn Russia's war with Georgia.
I was always a Labour supporter, but they no longer have my vote as they have thrown out so many socialist principles, and increasing tax on the poor was the final straw.