have a lump in (one's) throat

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have 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 had a lump in my throat saying goodbye to her at the airport.
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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.
I have a lump in my throat all the time when I swallow.
I will have a lump in my throat every time I drive by this intersection,'' said astronaut Gordon Fullerton, who pulled off the blue cloth covering the new street sign.
I sometimes have a lump in my throat or feel like I need to throw up when I am worried.
I'm going to have a lump in my throat and I'm going to say what will be will be,'' Martinez said staunchly.