ram down someone's throat

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ram (something) down (someone's) throat

1. Literally, to compel or physically force someone to swallow something. 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/to something. I hate going to my friend's house, because his husband's always ramming conservative rhetoric down my throat. Look, I'm just browsing around for a car—quit trying to ram one down my throat!
See also: down, ram, 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/to something. I hate going to my friend's house, because his husband's always ramming conservative rhetoric down my throat. Look, I'm just browsing around for a car, quit trying to ram one down my throat!
See also: down, ram, something, 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.
See also: down, ram, throat