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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Needless to say it was one of the proudest moments I will ever have with him - I had a lump in my throat.
QI have a lump in my throat all time when I swallow.
was adapted into a play by Victoria Coren called A Lump In My Throat.
I WATCHED Darren Clarke with a lump in my throat as he talked about returning to golf only a month after the death of his wife from cancer.
I have a lump in my throat with this,'' said Donna Finkelstein of Chatsworth.
When I saw these men get up, I felt a lump in my throat so big that for a moment I couldn't talk," one spectator commented during the after-performance discussion at The Attic, a tiny loft theater in downtown Santa Cruz where Barred was performed last April.
John brilliantly chronicled his battle in his newspaper column and was the subject of a BBC TV dramatisation called A Lump In My Throat.
I HAVE to admit having a lump in my throat when the final whistle signalled the final match at Wembley.
Seeing some of the buildings where the slaves were kept before their departure, I felt a lump in my throat.
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.
SELF-SATISFIED, flabby and virtually free of humor and rhythm, ``Be Cool'' is a movie that almost puts a lump in my throat thinking of director Barry Sonnenfeld.
Dr Miriam says: I suffered with a lump in my throat once and I think I know what it's down to.
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 saw that and I had a lump in my throat,'' Lewis said of the results.
THE enjoyable play Kings of the Road by comedian Ed Byrne at the Pleasance Dome, about bus drivers in Northern Ireland, features fine performances, a few good laughs, and left me with a lump in my throat.