Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Straw"

The meaning of "Straw" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does straw poll? (here straw is not used for drinking) mean?
A: A straw poll is used to find the popular opinion about a specific matter. It’s not a formal vote.
Q: What does may I have some of your straw to build a house mean?
A: “May I have some” and “can I take” mean the same thing. Asking permission if it is ok for you to take something.

The main difference would be “may I have some” is when the other person has something more than one or you are only asking for a little bit.
For example: - May I have some of your bread?
- May I have some drink?
- May I have some of your pins?

“Can I take” is asking permission if you can take something.
- Can I take this book home?
- Can I take this water?
- Can I take this shirt?

However, you can still use either one “take” or “have”
- Can I have this book?
- Can I have this water?
- Can I have this shirt?

They can be used one or the other, but there are times when for example you are talking to a stranger, it is a matter of manners in which “may I have” seems to be more polite or courteous.
Q: What does last straw mean?
A: that you cannot tolerate something any longer. the last thing that happened was the last thing you will tolerate
Q: What does "final straw" mean?
A: the last in a series of unpleasant events that finally makes you feel that you cannot continue to accept a bad situation:

- Losing my job was bad enough, but being evicted was the final straw.

- She's always been rude to me, but it was the last straw when she started insulting my mother.

Q: What does straw boss mean?
A: its a supervisor that has responsibility but not much of an authority

Example sentences using "Straw"

Q: Please show me example sentences with That's the last straw.
A: You forgot to make your homework again? That`s the last straw. To the principle`s office, now!
Q: Please show me example sentences with the straw that broke the camel's back.
A: Her forgetting her homework again was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Her teacher kicked her out of his class.

Lisa’s daughter sneaking out last night was the straw that broke the camels back. Lisa got fed up and sent her to her grandparents house.

John teasing Carrie today was the straw that broke the camel’s back and Carrie finally fought back.
Q: Please show me example sentences with the last straw.
A: Okay, this is the last straw! I can't work with someone so lazy like you!

"the last straw" usually is used in an angry manner. It's kinda rude depending on who you are talking to

more examples:

I can't believe you did that! This is the last straw, I won't be talking to you anymore.


(note: "the last straw" doesn't literally mean the last straw. it's just an expression to show that the person talking can't handle it anymore)

Synonyms of "Straw" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between straw and hay ?
A: Hay can be fed to animals. Straw is lacking in nutrients and is only used for bedding for animals.
Q: What is the difference between final straw and breaking point ?
A: They have the same meaning. "final straw" comes from the phrase "the straw that broke the camel's back", while "breaking point" is when something is bent too far and it breaks.

Translations of "Straw"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? ​‎She took a straw out of the pack. (Does it sound natural? Please take a look at the picture below.)
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? ''the shortest straw '' what that means ?
A: Shortest straw is another way of saying bad luck. Metallica fan huh?
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Hello! What does it mean "last straw"?
A: Something is the "last straw" when it is the last thing you can tolerate before getting upset, mad losing your patience or giving up.

All day, the child was being disruptive, breaking things, crying and screaming, and then finally he threw his glass of milk on the floor. The mom, who had been patient up to that point yelled to the child, "That's the last straw! Go to your room!"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? You can't play holding a straw in your mouth. That is dangerous. Is it natural to say?
A: Sounds completely natural, nothing wrong with that phrase at all 👍

Other questions about "Straw"

Q: Can I put the straw?(I'm a barista) does this sound natural?
A: would you like to have a straw separately or put it into a cup?
Q: Could you make this English better?

"If you hold this straw in your mouth, this makes you look like having a vampire's mouth."
A: If you hold this straw in your mouth, that will make you look like you have vampires teeth !
Q: Can you stick the straw?

Can you put the straw into juice?

Can you stab the straw?

does this sound natural?
A: "Can you put the straw into the juice?" sounds natural
Q: is it natural to say "you owe me a straw" to a counterperson who didn't pack a straw in the burger bag?(at a burger joint)
A: "owe" isn't always rude and is really up to the listeners interpretation. the other two examples are normal but the original sentence was just a bit awkward.
Q: can "final straw" be used sexually?
A: @tjstkdn "Last straw" or "final straw" is used with anger more.

You could say, "It was the turning point." Or "That was the turning point."

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