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Re: Her final remark was the straw

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on October 14, 2006

In Reply to: Re: Her final remark was the straw posted by James Briggs on October 14, 2006

: : Her final remark was the straw ^ and I decided to clear out right away!

: : Could anyone explain to me what this means. I really haven't got a clue.

: More accurately it should be 'Her remark was the final straw'. This relates to the Biblical story of a camel being so heavily loaded that, when one more straw was added to its load the camel's back was broken.
: In your example her final remark was sufficient to make the recipient of her remarks up and leave.

Are you sure that's story's biblical? If so, which book of the Bible?