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stick in (one's) gullet

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 gullet 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 gullet. She was really out of line to say that.
See also: gullet, 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
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A POSTMAN who claimed he was a human pelican who stored alcohol in a pouch in his gullet was banned from driving for 18 months yesterday.
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Your pain comes on when pressure in the abdomen is high, and makes me suspicious that you may have a small amount of acid leaking from your stomach into the bottom end of your gullet where it causes a gnawing kind of pain that will often last a while.
It happens when acid from the stomach gets forced upwards into gullet, or oesophagus, causing burning pain or tightening in the chest that may make swallowing uncomfortable.
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The scam struck home for Garant when he spied a deckhand sliding a 3-ounce sinker out of the barracuda's gullet, then slyly toss it overboard.
A SOMETIMES the lower end of the gullet (oesophagus) is prone to the effects of excessive acid, smoking, alcohol and anti-inflammatory tablets or a hiatus hernia.