English version

a lump in/to somebody’s throat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha lump in/to somebody’s throata lump in/to somebody’s throatCRYa feeling that you want to cry There was a lump in her throat as she gazed at the child. lump
Examples from the Corpus
a lump in/to somebody’s throatThat thought brought a lump to my throat, tears to my eyes.Melanie felt a lump in her throat; it was a touching and whole-hearted welcome.Even the Station Commander had a lump in his throat.When she finished Charlie found that he had a lump in his throat.Kathleen swallowed a lump in her throat, Ben coughed discreetly and Jack busied himself at the X-ray box.There was a lump in her throat as she gazed down on the gaunt features.For a moment she said nothing, she just swallowed as if there were a lump in her throat.
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