Hey guys! Welcome to [Phrases] today!
He jumped down my throat? That sounds terrible! Well, in fact, to jump down someone’s throat is to respond sharply or angrily to someone. Imagine this: a guy opens his mouth trying to say something, and before he can utter a word, you “throw yourself down his throat” to stop him.
So how to use this phrase? Here are two examples:
I don’t know why you have to jump down my throat, all I did was ask you a simple question.
He jumped down my throat when I suggested a different plan.
Now, let’s take a look at some other phrases about ‘throat’, shall we?
1. a lump in (someone’s) throat
If you say that you have a lump in your throat, you mean that you have a tight feeling in your throat because you want to cry.
It was quite a moving speech – it almost brought a lump to my throat.
When we said goodbye I had a lump in my throat.
2. cut one’s own throat
to do something that is bad for oneself
It would be silly to give up your job now — you’d just be cutting your own throat.
They ended up cutting their own throats when they raised prices, because their customers went elsewhere.
3. force (something) down someone’s throat
to force someone to accept or like (something, such as one’s ideas or beliefs)
He forced his own opinions down my throat.
Don’t try to force that car down my throat! I don’t want to buy it!
4. at each other’s throats
If two people are at each other’s throats, they are arguing angrily
Lisa and Nicole were at each other’s throats the whole trip.
Congress and the President have been at each other’s throats for so long that it’s a wonder they can agree on anything.
5. stick in someone’s throat
If something sticks in your throat, you find it unacceptable, and it makes you angry.
What sticks in my throat is that I wasn’t able to win the game.
It really sticks in my throat that I did all the work, and she’s getting all the credit.
That’s all for [Phrases] today. Now try to make at least one sentence with the phrases that you like! That will help you to remember them.
Look forward to your comments~
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