the straw that breaks/broke the camel's back

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: 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20straw%20that%20breaks/broke%20the%20camel's%20back. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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