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grasp at a straw to seek anything, no matter how flimsy, that might save one from a predicament.
last straw the most recent in a series of irritations or disappointments, which causes a loss of endurance, patience, temper, or the like.
pine straw the dried fallen needles of a pine tree.
straw boss (informal) an assistant foreman or supervising member of a work crew. [2 definitions]
straw color a light yellow color.
straw man a bundle of straw made to resemble a human being; scarecrow. [4 definitions]
straw vote an unofficial nonbinding vote or poll taken as a measure of public opinion on an issue.
straw-hat of, designating, or relating to a summer theater or summer theaters located in rural or suburban areas.
the last straw the final, decisive defeat, failure, indignity, burden, or the like that causes collapse, exhaustion, the losing of one's temper, or the like.
the straw that broke the camel's back the final, decisive defeat, failure, indignity, burden, or the like that causes collapse, exhaustion, the losing of one's temper, or the like.