The Last Straw

Welcome to English in a minute.Straw is a dried stalk of grain.So,why are Jonathan and Anna upset about a piece of straw?Did you hear the latest changes for tonight’s party? What now? We’re not meeting at the reataurant at 7 but at Julie’s house at 6.Okay.And all the food is going to be vegetarian.That’s the straw.I’m just staying home and watching TV tonight.The last straw”is that last little difficulty-in a long series of difficulties that makes you quit.This expression comes from an old story about a straw that broke a camel’s back.A camel was carrying too much on its back.But the thing that finally broke it…was a single piece of straw.And that’s English in a minute!

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