ram (something) down (one's) throat(redirected from ram down their throats)
ram (something) down (one's) throat
1. To compel or physically force one to swallow an object. I hate how doctors try to ram pills down your throat for even the tiniest of colds. The only way to get the dog to take his medication is to ram it down his throat.
2. To force, compel, or attempt to make one accept, endure, consider, or agree with or to something. I hate going to my friend's house, because her husband's always ramming political rhetoric down my throat. Look, I'm just browsing around for a car, quit trying to ram one down my throat!
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ram down someone's throat
Also, shove down someone's throat. Compel to accept or consider, as in That salesman tried to ram a life insurance policy down my throat, or She has a way of shoving her political views down your throat. These terms transfer forcing one to swallow something to forcing acceptance of an object or idea.
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.
ram something down someone's throatINFORMAL
COMMON If someone rams facts or opinions down your throat, they force you to listen to them and try to make you accept them. I can't understand why we're trying to ram Shakespeare down their throats when they haven't got a basic education in reading and writing. Note: Verbs such as shove, force, and cram are sometimes used instead of ram. You get religion shoved down your throat as soon as you're born in this place. I cannot force my beliefs down the throats of my staff.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
ram, force, thrust, etc. something down somebody’s ˈthroat(informal) try to make somebody accept or believe an idea or belief by talking about it all the time: I’m tired of having her opinions rammed down my throat all the time! ♢ He was always forcing Marxist theories down our throats.
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ram something down someone’s throat
tv. to force something upon someone. (Not literal.) Don’t try to ram that nonsense down my throat.
n. an earnest student; a cutthroat student. (Collegiate.) Martin is not a throat! He’s not that smart.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- ram down someone's throat
- ram something down someone’s throat
- ram something down someone's throat
- ram, force, thrust, etc. something down somebody's throat
- stuff (something) down (one's) throat
- stuff down throat
- shove (something) down (one's) throat
- shove down throat
- force (something) down (one's) throat