Definition of turn North American also roll over or turn over in one's grave in English:

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turn (North American also roll over or turn over) in one's grave

Used to express the opinion that something would have caused anger or distress in someone who is now dead: if my father saw the weeds he would turn in his grave
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  • It is enough to have old school amateurs turning in their grave.
  • ‘Shakespeare would definitely be insulted and Chaplin would definitely be turning in his grave,’ he says.
  • Lord Armstrong must have been turning in his grave.
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