A frog in one's throat
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British pronunciation/ɐ fɹˈɒɡ ɪn wˈɒnz θɹˈəʊt/
American pronunciation/ɐ fɹˈɑːɡ ɪn wˈʌnz θɹˈoʊt/
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difficulty in speaking, particularly due to one's throat being dry

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a frog in {one's} throat definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "a frog in one's throat" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "a frog in one's throat" is unclear, but it likely stems from the idea of someone having difficulty speaking or clearing their throat due to a hoarse or croaky voice. The comparison to a frog in the throat emphasizes the sound or sensation of the voice being affected. It is used to describe a temporary hoarseness or difficulty speaking due to irritation or a tickling sensation in the throat. It implies a vocal problem that affects the clarity or smoothness of one's voice.

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Mary gets a frog in her throat whenever she has to sing in front of an audience, but she practices diligently to overcome it.
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