lump in (one's) throat

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lump in (one's) throat

A feeling that one is unable to speak due to sadness, anxiety, or another strong emotion. I had a lump in my throat as I watched the casket of the fallen soldier return home. When Bob stood up to thank everyone at his retirement party, he got a lump in his throat and just had to nod and smile as he teared up.
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*lump in one's throat

the feeling of something in one's throat -- as if one were going to cry. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give one ~.) Whenever they play the national anthem, I get a lump in my throat. I have a lump in my throat because I'm frightened.
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lump in one's throat

A feeling of constriction in the throat caused by emotion, as in The bride's mother had a lump in her throat. This expression likens the sense of a physical swelling to the tight sensation caused by strong feelings. [Mid-1800s]
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a lump in your throat

COMMON If you have a lump in your throat, you feel as though you might cry. Meg felt a lump in her throat. She was going to miss Dot. Note: You can also say that something brings a lump to your throat. It brings a lump to my throat. We are so proud of her. Compare with a frog in your throat.
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lump in (one's) throat

A feeling of constriction in the throat caused by emotion.
See also: lump, throat
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You always get a lump in your throat, especially when it's little kids coming up to you for a hug.
By the time the heavens let loose and the movie cues ``Graduate'' songsters Simon & Garfunkel's ``The Only Living Boy in New York,'' the movie manages to put a lump in your throat, not a given for a film that also includes flaming arrows, motorcycle sidecars, leg-humping German shepherds and a Mrs.
But the ballad-heavy program did satisfy, mostly on the strength of the conviction in Charles' voice, and he turned in a rollicking version of ``Yesterday'' that managed to swing and put a lump in your throat.
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That's where 300 kids will remind their parents of what day it is by marching in a flag ceremony guaranteed to put a lump in your throat, and some hope in your heart.