silent as the grave

silent as the grave = quiet as the grave

very quiet


dig your own grave

do something foolish which causes you to fail or leads to your downfall

1995 - Colin Bateman - Divorcing Jack - Then I thought about Patricia again and how much I was missing her and how I'd dug my own grave over the phone.

have one foot in the grave

be near death through old age or illness – informal – often humorous

take the secret to the grave

die without revealing a secret

turn over in their grave

used to express the opinion that something would have caused anger or distress in someone who is now dead

1998 – Spectator - There was a lot of buzz at JeffKoons's studio. But the grinding noise one heard was Peter Fuller turning in his grave.

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