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words stick in (one's) throat
One is unable to say something, due to their emotional state. I'm still mad at John, so even though he wanted me to apologize, I knew the words would stick in my throat. Susie was crying so hard at the funeral that when she tried to speak, the words just stuck in her throat.
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