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    Unhappy rolling over in their graves

    rolling over in their graves

    We scheduled it, Josh, after your smug, taunting, you know, calamitous performance on ‘Capitol Beat.’ [beat] America for better families. The AAF and Al Caldwell.Mary Marsh. I’ve invited them all for coffee this afternoon, along with a couple of speechwriters to talk about...

    What they want to hear.

    Yes. Yes, sir.

    If you listen carefully, you can hear two centuries of Presidents rolling over in their graves.

    Come to the meeting.


    Come to the meeting and be nice.

    What does " rolling over in their graves" mean in the context above? I am looking for some help from native speakers. Can you give me some examples on this saying so that I can get a clear picture of it and also know how to use the phrase. Thanks a lot!!!
    Last edited by english-learner; 11-Aug-2005 at 03:14. Reason: bold

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    Re: rolling over in their graves

    to roll over or turn over in one's grave -here it means that the past presidents would absolutely hate listening to the speeches by the above mentioned speechwriters. They would be disgusted, appalled and shocked.


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