the straw that breaks/broke the camel's back

Definition of the straw that breaks/broke the camel's back

  1. :  the last in a series of bad things that happen to make someone very upset, angry, etc. It had been a difficult week, so when the car broke down, it was the straw that broke the camel's back.

Word by Word Definitions

strawplay
  1. :  stalks of grain after threshing

    :  dry stalky plant residue used like grain straw (as for bedding or packing)

    :  a natural or artificial heavy fiber used for weaving, plaiting, or braiding

  1. :  made of straw

    :  of, relating to, or used for straw

    :  of the color of straw :  pale yellow in color

breakplay breaks
  1. :  to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

    :  fracture

    : to fracture a bone of (a bodily part)

  1. :  an act or action of breaking

    :  the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

    :  a gap or opening caused or appearing as if caused by damage :  a condition produced by or as if by breaking :  gap

brokeplay
  1. : past tense ofbreak

  1. :  penniless

camelplay
  1. :  either of two large ruminant mammals (genus Camelus) used as draft and saddle animals in desert regions especially of Africa and Asia:

    :  the one-humped camel (C. dromedarius) extant only as a domestic or feral animal :  dromedary

    :  the 2-humped camel (C. bactrianus synonym C. ferus) of desert and steppe regions of northwestern China and southwestern Mongolia :  bactrian camel

backplay
  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage :  formed deep within the mouth

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for


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