a lump in one's throat

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: a tight feeling in the throat that a person gets when about to start crying or when trying not to cry The movie's final scene left me with a lump in my throat.

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“A lump in one's throat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20lump%20in%20one%27s%20throat. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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