lump in throat
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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.
lump in (one's) throat
A feeling of constriction in the throat caused by emotion.