jump down your throat | jump all over you

This page is about the idiom jump down your throat | jump all over you


If someone jumps down your throat, or jumps all over you, they strongly criticise you or scold you.

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

Lucinda's boss will jump down her throat if she

a. doesn't get the deal this time

b. gets the deal this time

c. helps him get the deal himself this time

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Contributor: Matt Errey