jump all over someone

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.
See also: all, jump, over

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.
See also: all, jump, over, someone