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dancing on my grave #1 (permalink) Wed Dec 29, 2010 21:09 pm   dancing on my grave
 

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ESL/EFL Test #329 "English Slang Idioms (50)", question 6

Every time he looks at me, I feel like someone is dancing on my .......... He gives me the creeps.

(a) floor
(b) head
(c) toes
(d) grave

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #329 "English Slang Idioms (50)", answer 6

Every time he looks at me, I feel like someone is dancing on my grave. He gives me the creeps.

Correct answer: (d) grave
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He gives her the creeps that she feels like he will be dancing on her grave.
This means she feels that he outlives her and celebrates her death dancing on her grave. Am I right?
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dancing on my grave #2 (permalink) Wed Dec 29, 2010 23:53 pm   dancing on my grave
 

Dancing on my grave' is an idiom, Kati.
It doesn't literally mean that. It means you get a feeling like shivers down your spine,
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Question 6 #3 (permalink) Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:11 am   Question 6
 

Dear BZ,

Yes I know that is an idiom, and I looked up as an idiom, and I found this:

http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/dancing+on+someone's+grave.html

But I believe in you and I will correct this meaning.

Thanks:
Kati
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