Today’s idiom: “a frog in the throat”

29 Oct

Have you ever had a frog in your throat? No, I’m not talking about a French person who’s eating frogs’ legs…

To “have a frog in the throat” is to have difficulty speaking, because of a problem in your throat. It could be that you have phlegm (because you have a cold), or that you are nervous about speaking. Usually you just need to cough a little bit to “clear your throat”.

The idiom comes from the fact that when you try to speak in this condition, your voice sounds like a frog’s croak.

frog in the throat


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