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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!
See also: down, ram, throat
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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.
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The nature of the struggle was made clear by a glance at the dead man's throat and face.
Schneider was trying to reach his foe's throat with his fingers while, horror of horrors, Bertha Kircher could see that the other was searching for the German's jugular with his teeth!
Tarzan grasped the man by the throat and drew his hunting knife.
Miss Mary's hand was at her own throat, which was streaked with blood.
Has she cut her throat?" the maid cried out, and with no warning rolled over in a faint.
I swabbed at her throat when I could, and found no mark; then helped him to control her a little.
She was choking with her throat; had rushed to the window for air; had near pitched out, and in catching at the window bars had cut her hand.
On the twelfth day my throat was so painful that, taking the chance of alarming the Martians, I attacked the creaking rain-water pump that stood by the sink, and got a couple of glassfuls of blackened and tainted rain water.
Comes through the padded door, And binds one with three leathern thongs, That the throat may thirst no more.
Do not tell me that a human throat voiced that hideous and fearsome shriek."
"But it did, Miss Porter," replied Clayton; "or at least if not a human throat that of a forest god."
That instant, when Nicholas saw the wolf struggling in the gully with the dogs, while from under them could be seen her gray hair and outstretched hind leg and her frightened choking head, with her ears laid back (Karay was pinning her by the throat), was the happiest moment of his life.
The researchers said that, in the future, mute people could be trained to generate signals with their throats that the device would translate into speech.
Adam Mackridge, deputy head of pharmacy for primary and community care said: "This time of year sore throats are very common and are usually caused by minor illnesses such as colds and flu.
Sore throats are among one of the most common health ailments, especially in the winter.