In Reply to: Roll over in his grave posted by Victoria S Dennis on July 30, 2010 at 15:41:
: : Where did the saying "roll over in his grave" come from?
: The usual form is "turn in [one's] grave, and it has been discussed before here: //www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/19/messages/1118.html%20%20%20(VSD)
1858 "'He's been there every day, in the most open manner, my dear,' continued Mrs. Speers. 'Enough to make poor Mr. Pendennis turn in his grave,' said Mrs. Wapshot." - The History of Pendennis - His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy by William Makepeace Thackeray, page 154.