get a lump in (one's) throat

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get a lump in (one's) throat

To have difficulty speaking as a result of feeling that one is about to cry due to an intense emotional response to something. Though I was excited for my daughter to start her college experience, I still got a lump in my throat saying goodbye to her at the airport.
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You always get a lump in your throat, especially when it's little kids coming up to you for a hug.