have a frog in (one's) throat(redirected from had a frog in throat)
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have a frog in (one's) throat
To feel as though something is caught or stuck in one's throat. Can refer to actual hoarseness or the inability to speak due to fear. I have such a frog in my throat from this cold that I can barely talk! Elise couldn't say a word in the meeting and looked completely terrified. She must have had a frog in her throat.