One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Force ideas or material on a person's attention by repeatedly putting them forward.
- ‘Indeed, the gleeful spectacle of one of the zombies shoving its hand deep into a victim's mouth graphically reflects the film's more general tendency of ramming ideas down the viewer 's throat.’
- ‘And it's not just ultra conservatives who want to shove their values down your throat.’
- ‘While Tanya Levina may describe fascism and communism as ‘systems of genius ‘, how will she feel when she confront a teacher or other authority figure who tries to shove their values down her throat?’’
- ‘It doesn't do you any harm to listen to what people of other faiths think and having an assembly once a week is hardly shoving it down your throat.’
- ‘The question I have is why does the extreme Christian right doesn't believe in the First Amendment and feel that they have the right to shove their faith down my throat?’
- ‘I fear a lot of policy has been being made by people who are simply uninterested in understanding, and who have all sorts of ulterior motives for trying to shove a policy down the world 's throat regardless of the realities of the situation.’
- ‘I find it ironic that the 1947 version basically leaves religion out of it, but the 1994 version shoves it down your throat… and here I had hoped that the world was moving away from such concepts.’
- ‘It gives me hope that there are people out here at SFU that won't shove their opinions down my throat.’
- ‘You can't shove something down either side 's throat, and make that the lasting agreement.’
- ‘But they wanted to shove an unfair deal down the union 's throat, using the support of the media and the mayor to force them to accept this.’
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