last straw, the
the last of a series of problems that cause something bad to happen.Context:
"I walked out of my job today"
"No, straight up. "
"Well, you know I told you the boss was really getting up my nose, with all this favouring some managers over others"
"Well, this morning I came in and he calls me into his office, says 'I'd like you to meet the new supervisor, Jane Connelly' "
"Hang on, isn't she that woman you were-"
"Yeah, she's only been there three weeks. Well, I says to him 'Why has she got the job and not me?' You know what he says?"
"He says, 'Because she's more of a people person than you are' "
"You're joking. That's terrible."
"Yeah, well, you can imagine. That was the last straw. I told him what I thought of him and his stinking company and walked out."
"What does Wendy have to say?"
"I don't know. I haven't told her yet."
"Good luck mate. You'd better have another lager."
"Yeah, I think I might need it when I get home"
Notes: You might also hear the final straw or the straw that broke the camel's back. It's basically this idea that a piece of straw, which weighs nothing on its own, can, when added to thousands of others, be the one which makes the load of straw too heavy.
You might also hear the final straw or the straw that broke the camel's back. It's basically this idea that a piece of straw, which weighs nothing on its own, can, when added to thousands of others, be the one which makes the load of straw too heavy.
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