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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over the antics and escapades of our elected and appointed leaders, then has you laughing uproariously over tales of "exploding" bullets and collapsing staircases, only to abruptly bring a lump to your throat and a stinging to your eyes with the story of Little Lizzie.