turn over in one's grave

turn over in one's grave
be so angry that one would not rest quietly in one's grave

My grandmother would turn over in her grave if she knew that I had lost my job and was not working.


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  • turn\ over\ in\ one's\ grave — • turn (over) in one s grave v. phr. To be so grieved or angry that you would not rest quietly in your grave. If your grandfather could see what you re doing now, he would turn over in his grave …   Словарь американских идиом

  • turn (N. Amer. also roll over or turn over) in one's grave — (of a dead person) be thought of as angry or distressed about something had they been alive. → grave …   English new terms dictionary

  • turn over in one's grave — See: TURN IN ONE S GRAVE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn over in one's grave — See: TURN IN ONE S GRAVE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn over in one's grave — gravy n …   English expressions

  • turn in one's grave — (of a dead person) to be disturbed from one s rest by an occurrence that would have been particularly distressing to one s living self • • • Main Entry: ↑grave * * * I turn (also turn over) in one s grave used to express the opinion that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • turn\ in\ one's\ grave — • turn (over) in one s grave v. phr. To be so grieved or angry that you would not rest quietly in your grave. If your grandfather could see what you re doing now, he would turn over in his grave …   Словарь американских идиом

  • turn in one's grave — or[turn over in one s grave] {v. phr.} To be so grieved or angry that you would not rest quietly in your grave. * /If your grandfather could see what you re doing now, he would turn over in his grave./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • turn in one's grave — or[turn over in one s grave] {v. phr.} To be so grieved or angry that you would not rest quietly in your grave. * /If your grandfather could see what you re doing now, he would turn over in his grave./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in one's grave — See: TURN IN ONE S GRAVE or TURN OVER IN ONE S GRAVE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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