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Roll over in his grave

Posted by Aka Darrell on July 30, 2010 at 18:55

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: (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.