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The meaning of "the last straw"

" The last straw "
Meaning:
The last of a series of problems, which pushes one's endurance beyond its limits.
Example:
I've put up with his taunting for years but picking on my daughter was the last straw and I punched him.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, early 19th century.
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