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Portuguese Brazil

isso foi a gota d'água

Slang USED Frequently BY Everyone

(that was the drop of water) • In Brazilian Portuguese we say "isso foi a gota d'água", which means "this was the drop of water", literally "the drop that was missing for the glass to overflow". It means that an action has exceeded the limit of something that was already saturated.

"Esse atraso no trabalho foi a gota d'água para ele ser despedido."

"This delay in work was the drop of water for him to be fired."


Portuguese Brazil, Brazil


Expression USED Frequently BY Everybody

Meaningless conversation. Boring and monotonous conversation, narrative or oratory piece.

"Essa tua lenga-lenga está me cansando."

"This lenga-lenga of yours is tiring me."

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