What are red words?
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are morefrequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
clutch/grasp at straws
the last/final straw
or the straw that broke the camel's back
a straw in the wind