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Proverbs and Sayings

Tread on a worm and it will turn (sixteenth-century proverb)

Jane of Lantern Hill, chapter 4 (“For the first time the worm turned”).

Sources

“worm turns, the”: Ammer, Christine. The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Second edition. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.