turn in grave(redirected from turn over in grave)
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Related to turn over in grave: roll over in your grave, rolling in their grave
turn (over) in one's graveand roll (over) in one's grave
Fig. to show enormous disfavor for something that has happened after one's death. If our late father heard you say that, he'd turn over in his grave. Please don't change the place around too much when I'm dead. I do not wish to be rolling in my grave all the time.
turn in your grave(British, American & Australian) also turn over/spin in your grave (American)
if you say that a dead person would turn in their grave, you mean that they would be very angry or upset about something if they knew She'd turn in her grave if she knew what he was spending his inheritance on.