הקש ששבר את גב הגמל

HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

From הַקַּש(hakásh, the straw) + שֶׁ־(she-, that) + שָּׁבַר(shavár, broke) + אֶת(ét, [direct object marker]) + גַּב־(gáv-, back of) + הַגָּמָל(hagamál, the camel), hence literally “the straw that broke the camel’s back”; a calque from English.

NounEdit

הַקַּשׁ שֶׁשָּׁבַר אֶת גַּב הַגָּמָל ‎(hakásh sheshavár ét gáv hagamál)

  1. The straw that broke the camel’s back: the small additional burden which causes failure.