force/ram/shove (something) down someone's throat

idiom

Definition of force/ram/shove (something) down someone's throat

informal
: to force someone to accept or like (something, such as one's ideas or beliefs)
  • She was always forcing her opinions down his throat.

Word by Word Definitions

force play
  1. : strength or energy exerted or brought to bear : cause of motion or change : active power

  2. used with a number to indicate the strength of the wind according to the Beaufort scale

  3. : moral or mental strength

  1. : to do violence to

  2. : to compel by physical, moral, or intellectual means

  3. : to make or cause especially through natural or logical necessity

ram play
  1. : a male sheep

  2. : aries

  3. : battering ram

  1. : to strike with violence : crash

  2. : to move with extreme rapidity

  3. : to force in by or as if by driving

  1. : a computer memory on which data can be both read and written and on which the location of data does not affect the speed of its retrieval

shove play
  1. : to push along

  2. : to push or put in a rough, careless, or hasty manner : thrust

  3. : to force by other than physical means : compel

  1. : an act or instance of shoving : a forcible push

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

throat play
  1. : the part of the neck in front of the spinal column

  2. : the passage through the neck to the stomach and lungs

  3. : voice

  1. : to utter in the throat : mutter

  2. : to sing or enunciate in a throaty voice


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