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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.
Translations of “jump down sb's throat”
in Chinese (Traditional) 憤怒回擊(某人), 猛烈回擊(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 愤怒回击(某人), 猛烈回击(某人)…
(Definition of jump down sb's throat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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