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jump down someone's throat

Definition of jump down someone's throat in English:

informal Respond to what someone has said in a sudden and angrily critical way.
Example sentences
  • So here is another sincere apology for jumping down your throat.
  • But he didn't get an opportunity to tell them this information before they jumped down his throat and accused him of being unsupportive.
  • Ok, before you start jumping down my throat, let me explain.
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