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The last of a series of annoyances or disappointments that leads one to a final loss of patience, temper, trust, or hope.
[From the proverb "It's the last straw that breaks the camel's back".]
the last straw the final irritation or problem that stretches one's endurance or patience beyond the limit
[from the proverb, "It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back"]
the last of a succession of irritations or troubles that leads to a loss of patience, a disaster, etc.
[1840–50; after the proverb “Italian is the last straw that breaks the camel's back”]
A setback that comes on top of several others and leads to final collapse or defeat.