Hello In Britain "My heart was in my mouth" is a very common expression meaning "I was very nervous/afraid." We also say "I had a lump in my throat" meaning pretty much the same thing. EDIT please see below for revised meaning My question is (a) does anyone reading this say, "My heart was in my throat" (a mixture of the two sayings that I gave above) (b) are any of the above sayings common in the USA? If so which? Many thanks.