jump down (one's) throat

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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 somebody’s ˈthroat

(informal) react to something that somebody has said or done by suddenly speaking to them angrily: He asked her a very simple question and she jumped down his throat. He couldn’t believe it.It’s not my fault. Don’t jump down my throat.
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References in classic literature ?
"Don't jump down my throat. I was only trying to make myself polite."
I know people will jump down my throat and say 'who would you rather have, Pogba or James Milner, Pogba or Jordan Henderson?' But this is an acknowledgement that professional football at the top level is about mobility and Pogba is rangy rather than super-mobile.
Before some of you jump down my throat, allow me to share what I mean by a free hand to shape policies.
"Before you jump down my throat for showing a 13 year old an R-Rated film, please know this kid knew more swear words than a British chef.
Now, before you jump down my throat and accuse me of turning my back on the country of my birth, let me just clarify that a prouder Welshman you will not find.
Please, before you jump down my throat, this is not to denigrate Arkle's achievements, merely to suggest that Kauto Star has been unfairly downgraded by comparison.
Q To get back to my first question - and I hope you're not going to jump down my throat again - in terms of form and entertainment and morale from last season, it can't get any worse.
A PLEASE don't jump down my throat, but being a step-parent isn't always easy.