ram something down someone's throat

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 something down someone's throat

INFORMAL
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.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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