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ram (something) down (one's) throat
1. To compel or physically force one to swallow an object. I hate how doctors try to ram pills down your throat for even the tiniest of colds. The only way to get the dog to take his medication is to ram it down his throat.
2. To force, compel, or attempt to make one accept, endure, consider, or agree with or to something. I hate going to my friend's house, because her 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!
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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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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