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Trying to get in to see an E.N.T. was the last straw.
The billboard apparently was the last straw; the growers filed suit in October alleging trademark infringement and unfair business competition and seeking a jury trial.
The 45 points the Gators allowed was a season-high, eclipsing a mark set last week against Georgia in the game that proved to be the last straw for McElwain’s tenure.
The last straw for Charlie was after a job he was paid in mink skin.
Nowhere near the last straw: Our colleagues Jessica Contrera and Caitlin Gibson have written the anti-ode to the plastic drinking straw.
This is where the other big news this week – Trump cutting the spending/debt limit deal with Democrats – comes in: How many congressional Republicans see the deal as a last straw?
In 1672, San Vitores secretly baptized the infant daughter of a local chief, Matå‘pang, against the chief’s wishes, a last straw that ended with San Vitories' death.
But the thoughtless killing of one of their own seems to have been the last straw.
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First Known Use: 1845See Words from the same year
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