The Last Straw | Phrase Definition, Origin & Examples

Interesting fact about The Last Straw

The origin of the idiom ‘the last straw’ can be found in the old English proverb, “it is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.” It was first seen around 1755, and many different forms of the statement were used between then and about 1836, with the suffering animal occasionally described as a horse or an elephant rather than as a camel.

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