Translation: from spanish

the last straw

Look at other dictionaries:

  • (the) last straw — the last/final/straw the straw that broke the camel’s back phrase the last of a series of events that causes an angry or violent reaction When he didn’t come home that night, it was the last straw. Thesaurus: ends, finishes and final… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) last straw — the final/last straw the last in a series of unpleasant events which finally makes you feel that you cannot continue to accept a bad situation. One night he came home drunk at 5 o clock in the morning and that was the last straw. He d been… …   New idioms dictionary

  • the last straw — ► the last (or final) straw a further minor difficulty that comes after a series of difficulties and makes a situation unbearable. [ORIGIN: from the proverb the last straw breaks the (laden) camel s back.] Main Entry: ↑straw …   English terms dictionary

  • the last straw — I see straw II the last (or final) straw a further difficulty or annoyance, typically minor in itself but coming on top of a whole series of difficulties, that makes a situation unbearable his affair was the last straw Origin: from the proverb… …   Useful english dictionary

  • the last straw! —    This expression means that this is the latest unpleasant event and that you cannot tolerate the situation any longer.     After a long day of negotiations with the protesters, the traffic jam was the last straw! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • the last straw — one too many problems, the one that ruins it    The break in was the last straw. We decided to move …   English idioms

  • it is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back — The metaphor is also used allusively, especially in the phrase the last straw. 1655 J. BRAMHALL Defence of True Liberty of Human Actions 54 It is the last feather may be said to break an Horses back. 1793 in Publications of Colonial Society of… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • it\ is\ the\ last\ straw\ that\ breaks\ the\ camel's\ back — • last straw • (it is the) last straw that breaks the camel s back n. phr. A small trouble which follows other troubles and makes one lose patience and be unable to bear them. Bill had a bad day in school yesterday. He lost his knife on the way… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw —   …   Wikipedia

  • that's the last straw! —    This expression means that this is the latest unpleasant event and that you cannot tolerate the situation any longer.     After an extremely tiring day, when Joe saw the the traffic jam he said : that s the last straw! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • (the) final straw — the last/final/straw the straw that broke the camel’s back phrase the last of a series of events that causes an angry or violent reaction When he didn’t come home that night, it was the last straw. Thesaurus: ends, finishes and final… …   Useful english dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

Wir verwenden Cookies für die beste Präsentation unserer Website. Wenn Sie diese Website weiterhin nutzen, stimmen Sie dem zu.