stick in your throat/craw/gullet

stick in your craw

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stick in the craw

If something sticks in your craw or sticks in the craw, you cannot accept it because it upsets you or you think it is wrong. What really sticks in my craw is the way the competition ended. There are those for whom Lapierre's appetite for self-publicity sticks in the craw.
See also: craw, stick

stick in your throat

1. If something sticks in your throat, it annoys you. What really sticks in my throat is the way that she just assumes she'll be in charge of the project. Note: Craw and gullet are sometimes used instead of throat. It sticks in my craw that such privilege still exists in society.
2. If a particular word sticks in your throat, you dislike saying it or find it difficult to say, because it does not express your real feelings. She couldn't be a loving mother to the child: words such as `darling' or `pet' stuck in her throat. She wanted to ask if he had news of Keith, but the words stuck in her throat.
See also: stick, throat

stick in your craw

make you angry or irritated.
Literally, this phrase means ‘stick in your throat’. A craw is the crop of a bird or insect; the transferred sense of the word to refer to a person's gullet, originally humorous, is now almost entirely confined to this expression. Compare with stick in your gizzard (at gizzard).
See also: craw, stick

stick in your throat (or gullet)

be difficult or impossible to accept; be a source of continuing annoyance.
The literal sense refers to something lodged in your throat which you can neither swallow nor spit out. See also stick in your craw (at craw) and stick in your gizzard (at gizzard).
See also: stick, throat

stick in your ˈthroat/ˈcraw/ˈgullet

(informal) if something sticks in your throat, it is difficult or impossible to agree with or accept: It really sticks in my throat that I get paid less than the others for doing the same job.
See also: craw, gullet, stick, throat

stick in (one's) craw

To cause one to feel abiding discontent and resentment.
See also: craw, stick