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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Here's where the feminists always jump down your throat, amid smirking, mincing parodies of your reasoning.
If you say it is corruption they jump down your throat, but it is corruption."
I know one such person who has been known to jump down your throat when you say 'regeneration' which he now regards as an almost meaningless term.
"Here in Ireland people can't wait to get involved, they practically jump down your throat. I thought the Irish would be much more polite but I was wrong on that."
I'm sure she won't jump down your throat or to the wrong conclusion.
Robson said: "If you told Jack Charlton that you can't tackle fairly from behind he'd jump down your throat.