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