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Jump down someones throat

Posted by ESC on October 10, 2008 at 10:16

In Reply to: Jump down someones throat posted by Ali on October 10, 2008 at 09:51:

: Whats the origin of the idiom 'jump down someones throat'?

Here is what I think: someone becomes so angry he or she lashes out verbally and gets so close it's like he's going to jump down the person's throat. There is a sense of sudden movement.