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What does clear your throat mean?

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clear your throat


If you clear your throat, you cough slightly so as to speak more clearly, attract attention, or to express hesitancy before speaking.

Literally, clearing one's throat means to cough so that one can relieve a blockage in the throat.


They immediately stopped talking when their father cleared his throat and started speaking.
The boss cleared his throat and started talking about the company's new marketing policy.

This idiom is in the parts of the body category

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