jump down your throat | jump all over you
Meaning: If someone jumps down your throat, or jumps all over you, they strongly criticise you or scold you.
- All I did was come twenty minutes late, and the manager jumped down my throat. I don't understand why he got so mad.
- Janie's parents jumped all over her for forgetting to call them and tell them she'd be getting home late.
Lucinda's boss will jump down her throat if she