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Even a worm will turn

Possible interpretation: Everybody will revolt if driven too far. Even the lowest of people, or animals, will revolt and hit back at some stage. Even a worm, the simplest of animals, will defend itself.

Note: worm (noun) = small thin animal with soft body and no bones or legs; turn (verb) = revolt, fight back

Quick Quiz:

"Even a worm will turn" suggests that
  1. a worm is a kind of screw
  2. worms are rebellious
  3. there is a limit to how badly you can treat others

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