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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Seeing him do that was very emotional and it brought a lump to my throat," he added.
I must admit it brought a lump to my throat and is a good sign that they will be remembered by future generations.
Although I wasn't at the game, there can be no doubt that the fans managed to get their message across in a rousing manner that brought a lump to my throat.
It brought a lump to my throat to see little Kirsty Sawyer pictured in her pink dress hanging on to her daddy's hand as she took her first steps since the terrible New Year's Eve car crash which killed her sister Rebecca and nearly took her life too.
I must admit watching all those brave men brought a lump to my throat.
Jean Wylde said, "It brought a lump to my throat to think what he could have done to them in that car.
IT BROUGHT a lump to my throat when I opened The Mirror (March 12) and saw the picture of Lawrie Sanchez with his son Jack, aged five.
It brought a lump to my throat when watching the Royal Anglian Regiment marching through the streets of Lincoln as this was my old regiment, the Lincolnshire Regiment, and they have kept our old nickname (The Poachers) 2nd Battalion.
Regardless of whether you are Red or Blue, or even like football at all, to see the people of this city unite together the way they did and be so proud of the team's achievements brought a lump to my throat.
It BROUGHT a lump to my throat to read of Demelza House children's hospice.