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Meaning of “jump down sb's throat” in the English Dictionary

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jump down sb's throat

informal to ​reactangrily to something that someone says or does: I made the ​mildest of ​criticisms and he ​jumped down my ​throat.
(Definition of jump down sb's throat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jump down sb's throat”
in Chinese (Simplified) 愤怒回击(某人), 猛烈回击(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 憤怒回擊(某人), 猛烈回擊(某人)…
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