to jump down someone's throat

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - jump down someone's throat

"to jump down someone's throat"

to strongly criticize, reprimand or disagree with someone


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - jump down someone's throat

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I wonder if you would mind taking a look at this for me please.

Colleague 2:  What? What's the matter with you? You are always interrupting me with stupid requests. You want me to waste my valuable time looking at something you couldn't even bother to proofread yourself. Go away!

Colleague 1:  No need to jump down my throat. Sorry.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - jump down someone's throat

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  I need help from the teacher but am afraid to ask.

Student 2:  The teacher can be a little abrupt and harsh sometimes.

Student 1:  The last time I asked for help, he jumped down my throat with some insulting comments about my work. I felt really badly afterwards.

Student 2:  I suppose if you really need the teacher's help that you will steel yourself for his criticism.

to jump down someone's throat - Usage:


to jump down someone's throat - Gerund Form:

Jumping down your spouse's throat for a minor detail is not a good idea.

to jump down someone's throat - Examples:

1)  And that's all she said. She didn't jump down my throat and say 'Oh my God, what's wrong with you?'.

2)  Before you jump down my throat for showing a 13 year old an R-Rated film, please know this kid knew ...

3)  Before the animal rights lot jump down my throat, yes of course there are inherent problems in the system.

4)  Before you jump down my throat and accuse me of not knowing my console, I know the PS4 already has ...

5)  ... but I knew if I criticised Carl, she might jump down my throat. So I kept quiet.

6)  You naysayers should be supportive of this thinking rather than jump down my throat because it, apparently, makes some of you feel good to criticize me.

7)  ... were looking after their clients best interests. Now before you jump down my throat, I have also heard of the programs that allow police officers and other government ...

8)  ... do advertising and other creative work in-house. It makes agency people jump down my throat, ...

9)  So, before serious readers jump down my throat for peddling conspiracy theories and not facts, let me place an irrefutable fact for ...

10)  Then immediately people jump down my throat because I'm just supposed to shut up and ...

11)  I'm not going to jump down his throat because I don't agree and because Muslim bashing is in season.

12)  ... odd how if a man comments on a womans appearance, women jump down his throat.

13)  Edinburgh fans meanwhile jump down his throat when he doesn't deliver and demand he never gets another game.

14)  Now, before anyone jumps down my throat, saying 'there he goes again, attacking the civil service', ...

15)  ... for doing basically what is a fairly easy job and before anyone jumps down my throat and starts to defend how hard they work etc. ...

16)  ... meaningful conversation, and give them space to articulate their thoughts without jumping down their throat.

17)  Heaven forbid someone would critique a device without some inbred fan-boy jumping down their throat.

18)  Before people start jumping down my throat for supporting abortion, I'd like to clarify that abortion has been legalised in ...

19)  I wasn't trying to body-shame her but all her fans jumped down my throat.

20)  ... and jumped down his throat without attempting to understand the point being made.