The idiom “the straw that broke the camel’s back“, alluding to the proverb “it is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back“, describes the seemingly minor or routine action that causes an unpredictably large and sudden reaction, because of the cumulative effect of small actions.
Why did one straw break the camel’s back? The idea is one of piling an extreme burden on a camel, until the weight of one, final piece of straw becomes the tipping point that causes the camel to collapse. References to the proverb of the straw that broke the camel’s back may be found at the turn of the nineteenth century.
What is the meaning of the idiom that was the last straw? The Last Straw. … You can use the idiom ‘The Last Straw‘ when something is deemed to be the last in a line of unacceptable occurrences. Example of Use: “She has been unhappy with him for a long time but when he crashed her car, it was the last straw.” Jan 1, 2013
“Idiom” = It is a phrase that the meaning of separate words is different from whole phrase. “Proverb“=It is a fix sentence. So the differences between proverbs and idioms are: … “Idioms” are phrases/part of a sentence but “proverbs” are full/fixed sentences. Jun 14, 2014
At a lost for words to describe what’s going on and you think a “saying” may help? I recall a past post about sayings. It talked about our ancestors coming up with supposed “proverbs” that were (are) filled with words of wisdom. One such as “ladies, never put your purse on the floor or you won’t ever have any money.” This one is a tad, NO, absolutely and positively RIDICULOUS! Management has everything to do with what’s in your account; not rather you place your purse on the floor! Idioms, on the other hand, can really capture the seriousness (in a funny way) on how we’re feeling. In other words a camel’s back cannot be broken, but it surely fits a type of crime (lol).
We all have different occurrences that inspire our writing. It’s why we can write on a day to day basis. Take a careful look at this depiction on the left which was found by an idiom research. Because we view ideas in different ways someone decided to put this in the “fed up” pile of research. The depiction bears some truth to it. Although, sometimes when my gender is “tripping” it’s because she’s lost her mind: be it jealousy or she’s just plain’o crazy (lol).
As my journey is coming to a close I’m becoming more aware to other’s way of expression is similar to mine. Meaning, our lives are (in some type of way) idioms at its best. If anything, I needed this blog just to calm down to a recent event. The camel’s back was broken (lol). And guess what happened …. I digressed to write!