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English definition of “jump down sb's throat”

jump down sb's throat

informal
to react angrily to something that someone says or does: I made the mildest of criticisms and he jumped down my throat.Chastising and rebukingTalking angrily
(Definition of jump down sb's throat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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