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"revolverse en las tumbas"

English translation: to turn in his grave

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12:19 Feb 16, 2006
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Poetry & Literature / literature
Spanish term or phrase: "revolverse en las tumbas"
Os parece correcto traducir "revolverse en las tumbas" (referido a los muertos que empiezan a despertar, gemir...etc.. perdón por la imagen ya sé que es un poco tétrica pero eso dice el texto de Padura) por "dead men rouse to anger inside their tombs"
Muchas gracias
Eugenio Llorente
Spain
Local time: 20:34
English translation:to turn in his grave
Explanation:
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turn in your grave (British, American & Australian, American)
if you say that a dead person would turn in their grave, you mean that they would be very angry or upset about something if they knew. She'd turn in her grave if she knew what he was spending his inheritance on.
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/turn in grave
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Catalina Connon
Argentina
Local time: 15:34
Grading comment
Muchísimas gracias!!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +7to turn in his graveCatalina Connon


  

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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +7
to turn in his grave


Explanation:
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Note added at 3 mins (2006-02-16 12:22:55 GMT)
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turn in your grave (British, American & Australian, American)
if you say that a dead person would turn in their grave, you mean that they would be very angry or upset about something if they knew. She'd turn in her grave if she knew what he was spending his inheritance on.
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/turn in grave

Catalina Connon
Argentina
Local time: 15:34
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Muchísimas gracias!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  María Eugenia Wachtendorff: turn in their graves
14 mins
  -> correcto - gracias

agree  Marina Soldati: Agree with María Eugenia "their"
17 mins
  -> gracias Marina

agree  telefpro: excellent
26 mins
  -> muchas gracias

agree  Fiona N�voa
30 mins
  -> muchas gracias

agree  Maria Elena Martinez
44 mins
  -> gracias Maria

agree  Paula Morabito
2 hrs

agree  Bob Haskell: de acuerdo, pero agrégale "over" - "turning over in their graves"
32 days
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