lump in one's throat
phrasal a constriction of the throat caused by emotion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lump in one's throat — {n. phr.} A feeling (as of grief or pride) so strong that you almost sob. * /John s mother had a lump in her throat at his college graduation./ * /All during her husband s funeral, Aunt May had a lump in her throat./ * /The bride s mother had a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lump in one's throat — {n. phr.} A feeling (as of grief or pride) so strong that you almost sob. * /John s mother had a lump in her throat at his college graduation./ * /All during her husband s funeral, Aunt May had a lump in her throat./ * /The bride s mother had a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lump\ in\ one's\ throat — n. phr. A feeling (as of grief or pride) so strong that you almost sob. John s mother had a lump in her throat at his college graduation. All during her husband s funeral, Aunt May had a lump in her throat. The bride s mother had a lump in her… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lump in one's throat — phrasal : a constriction of the throat usually caused by emotion seemed to be a lump in my throat almost all the time Kenneth Roberts …   Useful english dictionary

  • lump in one's throat — noun a feeling of emotional sadness. On the point of crying. After hearing his story I could hardly speak for the lump in my throat …   Wiktionary

  • lump — lump1 [lump] n. [ME lompe, lumpe, akin ? to Dan lompe, a mass, lump, Swed dial. lump, a block, stump, MHG lumpe, rag: see LIMP1] 1. a solid mass of no special shape, esp. one small enough to be taken up in the hand; hunk 2. a) a small cube or… …   English World dictionary

  • throat — n. 1) to clear one s throat 2) to gargle one s throat 3) a clear; inflamed, red, sore; scratchy; strep throat 4) (misc.) to cut one s own throat ( to ruin oneself ); to jump down smb. s throat ( to criticize smb. ); to ram smt. down smb. s throat …   Combinatory dictionary

  • throat — /throht/, n. Anat., Zool. 1. the passage from the mouth to the stomach or to the lungs, including the pharynx, esophagus, larynx, and trachea. 2. some analogous or similar narrowed part or passage. 3. the front of the neck below the chin and… …   Universalium

  • lump — {{11}}lump (n.) early 14c., lumpe (1224 as surname), probably in O.E., perhaps from a Scandinavian source (Cf. cognate Dan. lumpe, 16c.), of unknown origin. Cf. also M.H.G. lumpe, early modern Du. lompe. Phrase lump in (one s) throat feeling of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • throat — See: CUT ONE S THROAT, FLY AT ONE S THROAT, JUMP DOWN ONE S THROAT, LUMP IN ONE S THROAT, RAM DOWN ONE S THROAT and SHOVE DOWN ONE S THROAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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