(all) choked up

idiom

: close to crying and/or having difficulty talking due to strong emotion
She got all choked up when she saw her daughter in her wedding dress.

Examples of (all) choked up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the documentary’s Feb. 13 screening in Los Angeles, Lopez choked up thanking her husband in a speech that acknowledged his discomfort with the spotlight. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 17 May 2024 Before introducing Testerman, career educator and first lady Jill Biden choked up when describing President Biden’s record. Arthur Jones Ii, ABC News, 2 May 2024 This level of intimacy, along with frank, often funny and frequently poignant interviews (in the last episode Bon Jovi gets choked up about his love of songwriting) and a barrage of archival footage, combines to offer a film that even hardcore Bon Jovi fans will likely learn something from. Katie Bain, Billboard, 25 Apr. 2024 Looking back on that night, Emily can’t help but still get a little choked up. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2024 Both the actress and the Property Brothers get a little choked up ahead of the reveal. Liza Esquibias, Peoplemag, 11 Jan. 2024 Calling it the best and worst day of his life, Combs choked up, took a beat, and wiped tears from his eyes. Journal Sentinel, 13 Apr. 2024 Head coach Frank Reich choked up a bit while addressing his team postgame. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 9 Apr. 2024 Another said he got choked up over the film’s scenes depicting Oppenheimer’s inner turmoil. Yuri Kageyama, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Mar. 2024

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“(all) choked up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28all%29%20choked%20up. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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