masculine noun
1. (limit) 
a. height 
Un chico llevó un arma a la escuela. Esto es el colmo de la locura.A boy brought a gun to school. This is the height of madness.
Llegó tarde y, para colmo, sin la comida que le pedimos que trajera.He arrived late and, to top it all, without the food we asked him to bring.
Otra vez no lavó los platos. ¡Esto es el colmo!She didn't do the dishes again. This is the last straw!
1. (general) 
a. height 
el colmo de la estupidezthe height of stupidity
es el colmo de la locurait's sheer madness
para colmo de desgraciasto crown it all
¡eso es el colmo!that's the last straw!
¡eres el colmo! ¡deja ya de quejarte! you really take the biscuit! just stop complaining!; ¡esto es el colmo! ¡ya no lo aguanto más! this is the last straw! I can't stand it any longer!; tu hermano es el colmo, no paro de reírme con él your brother is hilarious o is something else (familiar), he makes me laugh so much; el colmo de la elegancia the height of elegance; para colmo to top it all; to cap it all; y, para colmo, se le rompió el ordenador and to top o cap it all his computer broke; para colmo de desgracias o de males to make matters worse
ser el colmo de los colmos
que la mismísima policía le robe es ya el colmo de los colmos to be robbed by the police themselves really is the limit
Phrases with "colmo"
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esto es el colmo
this is the last straw
para colmo
to top it all
esto es el colmo de
this is the height of
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