jump down (one's) throat

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jump down (one's) throat

To yell at or scold one harshly, often unexpectedly. Whoa, don't jump down my throat—I'm just the messenger here. Talk to the boss if you're unhappy with this decision.
See also: down, jump, throat

jump down somebody’s ˈthroat

(informal) react to something that somebody has said or done by suddenly speaking to them angrily: He asked her a very simple question and she jumped down his throat. He couldn’t believe it.It’s not my fault. Don’t jump down my throat.
See also: down, jump, throat
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If you say it is corruption they jump down your throat, but it is corruption.
I know one such person who has been known to jump down your throat when you say 'regeneration' which he now regards as an almost meaningless term.
I'm sure she won't jump down your throat or to the wrong conclusion.
Robson said: "If you told Jack Charlton that you can't tackle fairly from behind he'd jump down your throat.