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does it mean put the entire arm into the lion's throat?

So what’s the best way to fight off a lion? The trick, as several clever gladiators discovered, was to wait for the beast to roar, and then quickly shove their entire arm down the lion’s throat, causing it to choke and die.

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    "down" the lion's throat gives the idea that the arm is placed deep inside the lion's throat, from the top of the throat to as far down as it will go.

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