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- (idiomatic, almost always preceded by the) A small addition to a burden which causes it to exceed the capacity.
- That's the last straw; it's a petty demand but I’m already under too much work. I quit!
- 2020 March 25, “Network News: What COVID-19 means for rail in a wider transport context”, in Rail, page 10:
- First to fail, inevitably, are the airlines. For Flybe, which was already losing money at the rate of £2 million a day, Coronavirus was the last straw.
small additional burden