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Phrase: It's the last / final straw (that breaks the camel's back) / The straw that breaks the camel's back

Meaning: Someone has done a series of things that you have been tolerating, but you do not like at all. One day he or she does something that you find intolerable, and decide that you are not going to put up with it any more.

Examples:
He has been arriving home late lately, and last night he smelt of cheap perfume, and had some knickers in one pocket, which was the last straw. I am going to divorce him.
I find the kingdom of Castile an insult to my intelligence. On 1st October 2017, they employed brute force, among other things, to stop the Catalan referendum, which was the final straw. Colonialism should be a crime.

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