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An obsolete Dutch unit of weight roughly equivalent to 2,000 kilograms.
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The Last Straw is available from Amazon, priced at PS2.99.
The last straw was O'Neill's African trip with the singer Bono.
The last straw comes when dad puts the children's beloved and healthy dog to sleep just to get him out of the way.
For Raspberry, whose father is a homeless junkie and whose mother works hard to keep their apartment, this is the last straw. Why does she have so much trouble while her friend Zora, whose father is a doctor, has it so easy?
We are usually overworked, often frustrated and these little irritants may be the last straw that pushes us over the edge.
For Argyll the last straw came when his English allies refused to give military assistance in Ireland.
So imagine what would be the last straw for you before knowing for certain that you have to lose weight and lose it for good.
Maybe the last straw was the Ten Commandments--or rather, the 5,000-pound granite sculpture of them installed in the Alabama State Judicial Building by the state Supreme Court's Chief Justice, Roy Moore.
Their latest insult to intelligence--Financial Services Minister Heizo Takenaka's proposal that banks already weakened by his mistaken policies should comply with artificial accounting standards--has triggered a stock-market collapse that could well be the last straw.
Apparently, the new 10% tax on imports was the last straw.
The last straw came in March when petrol supplies ran out, virtually paralyzing the government and economic activity.
The Care Standards Act and the cost arising from implementing it is for many the last straw.