lump in (one's) throat

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lump in (one's) throat

A feeling that one is unable to speak due to sadness, anxiety, or another strong emotion. I had a lump in my throat as I watched the casket of the fallen soldier return home. When Bob stood up to thank everyone at his retirement party, he got a lump in his throat and just had to nod and smile as he teared up.
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*lump in one's throat

the feeling of something in one's throat -- as if one were going to cry. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give one ~.) Whenever they play the national anthem, I get a lump in my throat. I have a lump in my throat because I'm frightened.
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lump in one's throat

A feeling of constriction in the throat caused by emotion, as in The bride's mother had a lump in her throat. This expression likens the sense of a physical swelling to the tight sensation caused by strong feelings. [Mid-1800s]
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a lump in your throat

COMMON If you have a lump in your throat, you feel as though you might cry. Meg felt a lump in her throat. She was going to miss Dot. Note: You can also say that something brings a lump to your throat. It brings a lump to my throat. We are so proud of her. Compare with a frog in your throat.
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lump in (one's) throat

A feeling of constriction in the throat caused by emotion.
See also: lump, throat
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WATCHING the Pride of Britain Awards, I felt a lump in my throat seeing what some truly remarkable people have achieved.
Needless to say it was one of the proudest moments I will ever have with him - I had a lump in my throat.
QI have a lump in my throat all time when I swallow.
So I went to my GP who sent me for a scan where they found a lump in my throat.
But any thoughts I had of giving an emotional "thank you" speech were dashed by my inability to lose the lump in my throat.
Suddenly I had a lump in my throat and I realised that underneath all of the political bluff and bluster was someone who was the most important thing that any man can be - ie, a gentleman - and for that reason, if no other, I hope that he will rest in peace.
THE uniform is pressed and ready, Shiny black shoes, side by side, It's just four short weeks to D-Day, The lump in my throat, hard to hide.
I WATCHED Darren Clarke with a lump in my throat as he talked about returning to golf only a month after the death of his wife from cancer.
I have a lump in my throat with this,'' said Donna Finkelstein of Chatsworth.
When I saw these men get up, I felt a lump in my throat so big that for a moment I couldn't talk," one spectator commented during the after-performance discussion at The Attic, a tiny loft theater in downtown Santa Cruz where Barred was performed last April.
John brilliantly chronicled his battle in his newspaper column and was the subject of a BBC TV dramatisation called A Lump In My Throat.
Seeing some of the buildings where the slaves were kept before their departure, I felt a lump in my throat.
Even within a few years of being here, each time I would arrive back on the train from a trip down south, or back from my native Scotland, I would have a lump in my throat as the Tyne Bridge appeared.
was adapted into a play by Victoria Coren called A Lump In My Throat.
Current single Lump In My Throat was another off kilter riff-driven tune, the intensity all too apparent to the appreciative crowd.