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English definition of “bring a lump to/have a lump in your throat”

bring a lump to/have a lump in your throat

C2 to give you/to have a tight feeling in your throat because you want to cry: It was quite a moving speech - it almost brought a lump to my throat. When we said goodbye I had a lump in my throat.
(Definition of bring a lump to/have a lump in your throat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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