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What does the straw that broke the camel's back mean?


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the straw that broke the camel's back

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

Example(s):

When the boss saw him coming late to work. That was the straw that broke the camel's back. He fired her immediately.

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