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stick in (one's) throat

For something to bother one after it has happened, because it seems wrong or one cannot accept it. The way that Bob was fired has stuck in his throat all these years. If it had been handled differently, I don't think it would have affected him as much. Her comment really stuck in my throat. She was really out of line to say that.
See also: stick, throat

stick in (one's) craw

To rankle or irritate one. It really sticks in my craw that he would lie and take all the credit for my idea!
See also: craw, stick

have (something) stick in one's craw

Fig. to have something irritate or displease someone. I don't like to have someone's words stick in my craw. He meant to have the problem stick in my craw and upset me.
See also: craw, have, stick

stick in one's craw

Also, stick in one's throat.
1. Be unable to say something, as in I meant to apologize but the words stuck in my craw. [Early 1600s]
2. Be so offensive that one can't tolerate it, as in That obscene art exhibit stuck in my throat. [Late 1600s]
See also: craw, stick

stick in your craw


stick in the craw

If something sticks in your craw or sticks in the craw, you cannot accept it because it upsets you or you think it is wrong. What really sticks in my craw is the way the competition ended. There are those for whom Lapierre's appetite for self-publicity sticks in the craw.
See also: craw, stick

stick in your craw

make you angry or irritated.
Literally, this phrase means ‘stick in your throat’. A craw is the crop of a bird or insect; the transferred sense of the word to refer to a person's gullet, originally humorous, is now almost entirely confined to this expression. Compare with stick in your gizzard (at gizzard).
See also: craw, stick

stick in your ˈthroat/ˈcraw/ˈgullet

(informal) if something sticks in your throat, it is difficult or impossible to agree with or accept: It really sticks in my throat that I get paid less than the others for doing the same job.
See also: craw, gullet, stick, throat

stick in (one's) craw

To cause one to feel abiding discontent and resentment.
See also: craw, stick
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And his little fox-hair Paw Craw has wire legs with claws fashioned from tufts of hair.
Ott DeFoe recently won the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open on his home waters of Douglas Lake in Tennessee using a Terminator Football jig tipped with a Berkley Chigger Craw.
Prey for Bass: Studies of bass diets have found craws very important in some waters, making up as much as 60 percent by weight of stomach contents.
Small-mouths favor them wherever they can be found and behavioral ecologists note that the mouth structure and strong jaws of that species are ideal for plucking craws from their rocky lairs.
Years ago at a summer camp, I'd turn over rocks to collect craws once "free swim" was over, then hook one and pitch it onto the camp's tethered swim raft and pull if off.
Over the years, we've seen an array of highly realistic soft plastic craws.
Other notable baits in this category include: Trigger X Flappin' Craw, Yum Craw Chunk, PowerTeam Lures' Conviction Craw, and Strike King's Rage Craw.
A flappin' trailer adds vibration and slows the fall, while a craw or beaver falls faster, with a slight glide.
Berkley's Popular Chigger Craw and Crazy Legs Chigger Craw are joined by a 3-inch version of the Crazy Legs.
His lure of choice is Jackall's Sasuteki Craw, recently released to the U.
Jackall's Cover Craw is another bait built for reverse-rigging, but with no weight.
Medlock Double Guard Flipping Jig with Berkley PowerBait Chigger Craw
Freedom Lures Stealth Jig with Gene Larew Punch Out Craw
Strike King Hack Attack Heavy Cover Jig with Rage Craw
Stanley Lil'Nasty Skippin'/ Pitchin' Jig with Big Bite Baits Swimming Craw