the straw that breaks/broke the camel's back

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

: 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.

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“The straw that breaks/broke the camel's back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20straw%20that%20breaks%2Fbroke%20the%20camel%27s%20back. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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