jump down somebody's throat

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.
See also: down, jump, throat

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.
See also: down, jump, throat