the final straw


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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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But when Sharon, left, announces she's turning Beauty into a new bar and grill, that's absolutely the final straw.
A heavy 4-1 home defeat to Birmingham on Tuesday night appears to have been the final straw for chairman Ken Bates.
It seems that was the final straw for Tina, who now believes the only way she and her offspring can look forward to the future is if they leave Shieldinch and start afresh elsewhere.
She said: "Striking is always a last resort and something the region as a whole has not seen since the mid-80s but this announcement really is the final straw.
The final straw is the axing of one of the best presenters in radio, Roger Bay.
The final straw was when she tried to plug her hair-straighteners into the socket for my laptop in the satellite truck.
At Rangers, his spat with Barry Ferguson was the final straw as he lost control of the dressing room and Portugal's Pauleta is another skipper who may not be ideal for Le Guen.
After victories for Kenzo III at 8-1 and Eastern Dagger at 11-1, the 33-1 success of Radnor Lad proved the final straw.
Had Jermaine Pennant stayed I might have overlooked my other concerns, but his sale is the final straw.
The final straw came after pupils tore a trim from a window and stole safety equipment from a single-deck bus.
It was the final straw, let's put it that way,'' Rancke said.
Criticising a charity single seems like a lousy thing to be at, but Bob Geldolf making a point of telling everyone Adele refused to get involved with Band Aid is the final straw.
This is the final straw and it's about time the show was taken off the air.
In the face of our near defeat at home, to hear them shouting "can we play you every week" was the final straw.
The tragedy of Joshua Mark Venn-Howells, who died after being hit by a car, has clearly come as the final straw and the catalyst for concerted direct action.