Learner's definition of STRAW
1 a [noncount] : the dry stems of wheat and other grain plants— often used before another noun b [count] : a single dry stem of a grain plant 2 [count] : a thin tube used for sucking up a drink
clutch/grasp at straws
: to try to solve a problem by doing things that probably will not help
straw in the wind
: a sign of what might come in the future
the final/last straworthe straw that breaks/broke the camel's back
: the last in a series of bad things that happen to make someone very upset, angry, etc.