Translation: from spanish

the straw that broke the camel's back

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  • (the) straw that breaks the camel's back — the last in a series of unpleasant events which finally makes you feel that you cannot continue to accept a bad situation. Losing my job was bad enough but having the relationship end like that was the straw that broke the camel s back …   New idioms dictionary

  • the straw that broke the camel's back — noun A small and seemingly insignificant addition to a burden that renders it too much to bear; the small thing which causes failure, or causes inability or unwillingness to endure any more of something. As the last straw breaks the laden camels… …   Wiktionary

  • Straw that broke the camel's back — The idiom the straw that broke the camel s back is from an Arab proverb about how a camel wearing shoes is loaded beyond its capacity to moveFact|date=October 2007. This is a reference to any process by which cataclysmic failure (a broken back)… …   Wikipedia

  • straw that broke the camel's back — The straw that broke the camel s back is the problem that made you lose your temper or the problem that finally brought about the collapse of something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • straw that broke the camel's back —    The straw that broke the camel s back is the problem that made you lose your temper or the problem that finally brought about the collapse of something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Straw that broke the camel's back —   The straw that broke the camel s back is the problem that made you lose your temper or the problem that finally brought about the collapse of something …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • 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

  • straw that broke the camel’s back —  Issue or problem that destroys one’s patience.  ► “ I was just starting to get into the story when there it was, at the end of the third paragraph the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. ‘Internet enabled.’ ” (Business Marketing, Sept …   American business jargon

  • straw that breaks the camel's back — a small problem which follows other troubles that makes you lose patience and be unable to continue as before Recently she has caused many problems in this company. However, when she lost the key to the front door of the office it was the straw… …   Idioms and examples

  • straw that broke the camel's back — See the last straw …   English idioms

  • straw that broke the camel's back — last in a series of problems that finally caused a situation to become unbearable …   English contemporary dictionary


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