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the last straw

The final problem, setback, or source of irritation in a series that causes one to finally lose patience or for something to stop working. A shortening of the proverb "it is the last straw that breaks the camel's back." I've been a good sport about letting Tom share the credit for my work, but this is the last straw! I'm finally going to expose him for the liar he is. OK, that's the last straw, kids! I told you to stop shouting back there, and now I'm turning this car around.
See also: last, straw
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straw

1. n. marijuana. (Drugs.) He stood right on the corner, selling straw by the handful from a bucket at his feet—and nobody even called the cops. This straw is not the best quality I’ve seen.
2. n. papers for rolling marijuana cigarettes. (Drugs.) I can’t manage the straw with one hand. How do these cowboys do it?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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