bring a lump to (one's) throat

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bring a lump to (one's) throat

To cause one to feel sadness, anxiety, or another strong emotion that renders one unable to speak. Watching the casket of the fallen soldier return home brought a lump to my throat.
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NOT many things bring a lump to my throat but there's one CD capable of getting me every time.
However, it did bring a lump to my throat to see the welcome our brave soldiers got from the crowd in Watford on Wednesday.
These words always bring a lump to my throat. What must it have been like to feel so utterly alone, with no friends and even feeling that God had forsaken Him too?
"I was with Trimdon Grange on Saturday and the occasion never fails to bring a lump to my throat. It's a special day."
I was at the match on Saturday when they did the applause - that really did bring a lump to my throat. R.I.P, mate.
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