ram (something) down (one's) throat(redirected from ram down their throat)
ram (something) down (one's) throat
1. To compel or physically force someone to swallow an object. I hate how doctors try to ram pills down your throat for even the tiniest of colds. The government has come under fire for ordering prison staff to ram food down the hunger strikers' throats.
2. To force, compel, or attempt to make someone accept, endure, consider, or agree with or to something. I hate going to my friend's house, because his husband's always ramming political rhetoric down my throat. Look, I'm just browsing around for a car, quit trying to ram one down my throat!
ram down someone's throat
Also, shove down someone's throat. Compel to accept or consider, as in That salesman tried to ram a life insurance policy down my throat, or She has a way of shoving her political views down your throat. These terms transfer forcing one to swallow something to forcing acceptance of an object or idea.
ram something down someone's throatINFORMAL
COMMON If someone rams facts or opinions down your throat, they force you to listen to them and try to make you accept them. I can't understand why we're trying to ram Shakespeare down their throats when they haven't got a basic education in reading and writing. Note: Verbs such as shove, force, and cram are sometimes used instead of ram. You get religion shoved down your throat as soon as you're born in this place. I cannot force my beliefs down the throats of my staff.
ram, force, thrust, etc. something down somebody’s ˈthroat(informal) try to make somebody accept or believe an idea or belief by talking about it all the time: I’m tired of having her opinions rammed down my throat all the time! ♢ He was always forcing Marxist theories down our throats.
ram something down someone’s throat
tv. to force something upon someone. (Not literal.) Don’t try to ram that nonsense down my throat.