bring a lump to (one's) throat(redirected from bring a lump to their throats)
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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