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List of body parts idioms about the throat and their meanings


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There are 3 parts to each idioms the first part is what the idiom is, then an explanation of what it means and the last part is an example of how to use it in a sentence.

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Human body parts idioms about the throat

at each other's throats

- fighting or arguing all the time

The two boys were at each other's throats when they entered the room.

cut one`s (own) throat

- to experience certain failure, to do something that will cause problems now or in the future

My friend is cutting his own throat if he does not make an effort to find a new job quickly.

force (something) down (someone`s) throat

- to force someone to do or agree to something that they do not want or like

The government tried to force the new law down the public's throat.

get a frog in one's throat

- to get soreness in your throat that prevents you from talking well

I got a frog in my throat just as I answered the phone to talk to my professor.

get a lump in one's throat

- to feel like there is something in your throat as if you are going to cry

I got a lump in my throat as I listened to the tragic story of the woman's family.

grab (someone) by the throat

- to feel very interested or excited or frightened because of a performance or book or idea

The ballet performance grabbed the audience by the throat and everyone left the auditorium speechless.

have a frog in one's throat

- to have soreness in your throat that prevents you from talking well

I had a frog in my throat this morning before I left my house.

have a lump in one's throat

- to feel like there is something in your throat as if you were going to cry

The man had a lump in his throat during his daugher's graduation.

jump down (someone`s) throat

- to suddenly become very angry at someone

The man's wife jumped down his throat when he came home late.

ram (something) down (someone`s) throat

- to force someone to do or agree to something that they do not want or like

My friend is always ramming his opinions down our throats.

shove (something) down (someone`s) throat

- to force someone to do or agree to something that they do not want or like

The workers were angry because the company tried to shove the new work rules down their throats.

slit one`s (own) throat

- to experience certain failure, to do something that will cause problems now or in the future

The man is slitting his own throat to come to work late every day.

stick in (someone's) throat

- an idea or situation that is difficult for you to accept and irritates or displeases you

The customer's attitude sticks in my throat and I am happy to see him leave.

wet one's whistle

- to have a drink (one's whistle is one's throat)

I stopped at a small cafe near the beach to wet my whistle.

words stick in one's throat

- one can hardly speak because he or she is so overcome by emotion

I tried to ask the girl for a date but the words stuck in my throat and I could not say anything.

Lessons that are related to the exercise

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Idioms human body English lesson

A to Z Idioms - list English phrases

Small List of idioms A - Z English phrases

Dictionary and how to use dictionaries

Click on the following link for the Online English dictionary - English lesson



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