jump all over (one)(redirected from jump all over somebody)
jump all over (one)
To harshly criticize or reprimand one. The boss will jump all over us if he hears we were responsible for that printing error.
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jump all over someoneand jump down someone's throat; jump on someone
Fig. to scold someone severely. If I don't get home on time, my parents will jump all over me. Don't jump on me! I didn't do it! Please don't jump all over John. He wasn't the one who broke the window. Why are you jumping down my throat? I wasn't even in the house when it happened.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
jump all over someone
Also, jump or land on someone . Scold, reprimand or criticize someone. For example, Brian jumped all over his son for being late, or The editor jumped on Dennis for getting the names wrong, or He was always landing on me for something or other. The first metaphoric term dates from the mid-1800s, the second from the late 1800s. Also see jump down someone's throat.
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.