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    Jump into someone's grave?

    What does it mean to jump into someone's grave? Thank you!


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    Re: Jump into someone's grave?

    Please give the context in which you found this.

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    Re: Jump into someone's grave?

    Quote Originally Posted by Punchinello View Post
    What does it mean to jump into someone's grave? Thank you!
    Someone's grave has been dug (or re-dug.) You stand there pensively -- and then you jump in! This sounds like a very good beginning to a screenplay.


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    Re: Jump into someone's grave?

    It is used ironically: when someone takes something with undue haste. As in would you jump into my grave as quick? It is colloquial and informal; certainly used as a London expression

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    Re: Jump into someone's grave?

    Thank you very much! It was in the British movie Hot Fuzz. Nicolos from Met was made sergeant in the country and his was said to be waiting to jump into his predecessor's grave.

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