frog in one's throat

frog in one's throat

Hoarseness or phlegm in the throat, as in Can you understand me? I've got a frog in my throat. This expression probably owes its origin to the froglike croaks produced by a person with a sore throat. [c. 1900]
See also: frog, throat
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The treatment is now obsolete, but its memory survives in our term a frog in one's throat to i.