stick in (one's) throat

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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 your throat

1. If something sticks in your throat, it annoys you. What really sticks in my throat is the way that she just assumes she'll be in charge of the project. Note: Craw and gullet are sometimes used instead of throat. It sticks in my craw that such privilege still exists in society.
2. If a particular word sticks in your throat, you dislike saying it or find it difficult to say, because it does not express your real feelings. She couldn't be a loving mother to the child: words such as `darling' or `pet' stuck in her throat. She wanted to ask if he had news of Keith, but the words stuck in her throat.
See also: stick, throat

stick in your throat (or gullet)

be difficult or impossible to accept; be a source of continuing annoyance.
The literal sense refers to something lodged in your throat which you can neither swallow nor spit out. See also stick in your craw (at craw) and stick in your gizzard (at gizzard).
See also: stick, throat

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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Every year, a number of Japanese men and women, mostly elderly, die after getting 'mochi' rice cakes stuck in their throats.