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Title: A ghost walked over my grave?
Post by: hairaplenty on September 25, 2017, 06:02 AM
There's an old saying. But what does this cause you to do?
Shiver?
"I shivered like a ghost walked over my grave."
Has anyone heard this one before?     :muahaha
Title: Re: A ghost walked over my grave?
Post by: Pons on September 25, 2017, 08:12 AM
I've heard it this way: Someone just walked over my grave     or     It feels like someone just walked over my grave. This is usually in response to a sudden shiver or shudder. There is an over-all ominous feel to the experience, but only in a joking sense. I've never known anyone to say it seriously.
Title: Re: A ghost walked over my grave?
Post by: Stephanie Shaw on September 25, 2017, 01:38 PM
https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/someone-is-walking-over-my-grave.html   Here is a good explanation of the phrase.
Title: Re: A ghost walked over my grave?
Post by: hairaplenty on September 25, 2017, 06:46 PM
Thanks!
Great resource, Stephanie Shaw.
Title: Re: A ghost walked over my grave?
Post by: Christine B. on October 23, 2017, 06:07 PM
Like someone else said, I've always heard it as "Someone walked over my grave," and it is in reaction to an unexplained shudder or shiver or general sense of unease.