jump down someone's throat

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.
See also: down, jump, throat

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?
See also: down, jump, throat

jump down someone's throat

respond to what someone has said in a sudden and angrily critical way. informal
See also: down, jump, throat