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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Really sad to watch Mike Cattermole signing off with a lump in his throat.
3:0 CHELSEA BOLTON FRANK LAMPARD was left with a lump in his throat after Chelsea fans left little doubt who they would back in his dispute with Andre Villas-Boas.
CHELSEA 3 Luiz (48), Drogba (61), Lampard (79) BOLTON 0 FRANK LAMPARD was left with a lump in his throat after Chelsea fans left little doubt who they would back in his dispute with Andre Villas-Boas.
She meets an intriguing new boy in town who also has a lump in his throat and similar (but oddly weaker) powers.
Shaw would get a lump in his throat when he noticed cards addressed to just one spouse at an elderly couple's home - signaling a death.