jump down someone's throat

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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.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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