Even a worm will turn

This page is about the saying "Even a worm will turn"

Possible meaning:
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.

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

a. a worm is a kind of screw

b. worms are rebellious

c. there is a limit to how badly you can treat others

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Contributor: Josef Essberger