Idioms about straw
Origin of straw
OTHER WORDS FROM strawstrawless, adjectivestrawlike, adjective
Words nearby straw
How to use straw in a sentence
For years, the top complaint about the product was that people lost the little red straw that came with each can.
They’re like high-end veggie straws you get in the snack aisle.
For a surface with boundary, such as a straw with its two boundary circles, each cut must begin and end on a boundary.
She was a tough act to follow, and the guy who drew the short straw was Garth Brooks.Inauguration Musical Performances Are Tricky. But Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks Did Exactly What We Needed Them to Do|Stephanie Zacharek|January 20, 2021|Time
Such defiance from the tech giants was a final straw for Museveni.Authoritarians have a love-hate relationship with social media|Yinka Adegoke|January 16, 2021|Quartz
Most of it is taken up by a graphic inviting the visitor to participate in the 2016 online presidential straw poll.
Exactly one month after the first straw goat was erected in Gävle, it was mysteriously burned to a crisp.
I thanked him, sat down on the sofa, and sipped it through the straw.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hana seeks refuge from the buzzing lights of Otome Road in a nearby café and makes another swirl with her straw.
She slowly moves her straw through the whipped cream in her designer latte and looks up.
Poor Squinty ran and tried to hide under the straw, for he knew the boy was talking about him.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
He reached up for her big, rough straw hat that hung on a peg outside the door, and put it on her head.
In fact, so much of her smooth brow as could be seen under a broad-brimmed straw hat was wrinkled in a decided frown.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
He put on his big straw hat, and taking his umbrella from the stand in the hall, followed the lady in black, never overtaking her.
The clear, straw-colored fluid which is left after separation of the coagulum is called blood-serum.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for straw (1 of 3)
- stalks of threshed grain, esp of wheat, rye, oats, or barley, used in plaiting hats, baskets, etc, or as fodder
- (as modifier)a straw hat
- a pale yellow colour
- (as adjective)straw hair
Derived forms of strawstrawlike, adjective
Word Origin for straw
British Dictionary definitions for straw (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for straw (3 of 3)
Other Idioms and Phrases with straw
In addition to the idioms beginning with straw
- straw boss
- straw in the wind
- straw that breaks the camel's back
- straw vote
- draw straws
- grasp at straws
- last straw
- make bricks without straw
- not worth a dime (straw)