Jeremy’s English Tips #10: The last straw

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Episode description

I will be sharing an idiomatic expression with you today. I hope you’re excited. Our expression for today is the last straw, the last straw.  Now, this expression comes from a longer expression, and the longer version is less commonly used, but still, most native English speakers will know this phrase, so I’ll share it with you as well. The phrase is the straw that broke the camel’s back

Example sentences

  • My husband cheating on me was the last straw. I filed for divorce right after I found out.

  • Getting my car broken into was the last straw. After that, I finally bought a car alarm.

  •  The terrible sales report was the last straw. When he saw it, the CEO instantly fired the management team.

  • I’m warning you this is the last straw! If you are late for class one more time, you’re going to get an F!  

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