jump down someone's throat

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jump down someone's throat

Strongly criticize, reprimand or disagree with someone. For example, Just because I admitted to being there, you needn't jump down my throat. [Late 1800s] Also see jump all over someone.
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jump down someone's throat

INFORMAL
If someone jumps down your throat, they react in a very angry way to something you have said or done. If I even asked her about her day, she'd jump down my throat, as if I were interrogating her. Is your boss more likely to jump down your throat than listen to your useful suggestions?
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jump down someone's throat

respond to what someone has said in a sudden and angrily critical way. informal
See also: down, jump, throat
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As I got older and more mature, I realized that sometimes spoon feeding is better than trying to stuff it down someone's throat,'' he said.
On the street the word is equated with pressure, selling God, as if God were vinyl siding or a hot dog; shoving your ideas down someone's throat, threatening folk with hell if they don't give in.
This is a serious subject key to shaping our city's future - jumping down someone's throat when they attempt to engender and encourage debate is simply criticising for the sake of it.
I don't want to force something down someone's throat and make them unhappy about it.
We are not interested in cramming something down someone's throat if it is not wanted," he said.
There was no way you could get a Curly Wurly down someone's throat.
I personally don't mind when other people do it, but I don't particularly want to stick my tongue down someone's throat when other people are watching.
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