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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.
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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.
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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?
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jump down someone's throat

respond to what someone has said in a sudden and angrily critical way. informal
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jump down someone's throat, to

To criticize, reprimand, or disagree sharply and suddenly. This vivid metaphor has been around since the late nineteenth century. Anthony Trollope used it in his Cousin Henry (1879): “Was she to jump down your throat when you asked her?”
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I'm not too proud if we have to knock it down someone's throat.
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It is (however) a word with a good heart, in spite of its dirty reputation." On the street the word is equated with pressure, selling God, as if God were vinyl siding or a hot dog; shoving your ideas down someone's throat, threatening folk with hell if they don't give in.
This is a serious subject key to shaping our city's future - jumping down someone's throat when they attempt to engender and encourage debate is simply criticising for the sake of it.
"We are not interested in cramming something down someone's throat if it is not wanted," he said.
There was no way you could get a Curly Wurly down someone's throat. She would be dead by now."
You can't force it down someone's throat. I gave him information where at the end he said, `I don't know how you knew that, but that's still not for me.' And that's not for him."