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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.
jump down someone's throatINFORMAL
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?
jump down someone's throatrespond to what someone has said in a sudden and angrily critical way. informal
jump down someone's throat, to
To criticize, reprimand, or disagree sharply and suddenly. This vivid metaphor has been around since the late nineteenth century. Anthony Trollope used it in his Cousin Henry (1879): “Was she to jump down your throat when you asked her?”