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Turn over in one’s grave


Horrific. An act contrary to the status quo. Completely against tradition. Something occurs which would disgust a dead person; the dead person being someone who first started a tradition which is now being altered.

 “If my dead father could see what a mess his factory has become, he would turn over in his grave.”

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