choke back

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He should be here, not sunning himself as we choke back tears BHS SUPERVISOR AS STORE SHUT YESTERDAY
I was on the point of crying on a number of occasions and I had to choke back the tears.
Tribute and tournament: Shortly after the early-morning memorial service for Stewart in Houston, the 29 best players on the PGA Tour are going to choke back their emotions and tee it up in salute to a fallen comrade.
The two rivals, all set for a Ryder Cup battle next month, embraced at the back of the 18th green, as Woods failed to choke back the tears.
Often the hyper-organized tax volunteers choke back gasps of amazement as they witness new heights of procrastination every year.