bob of panic

Discussion in 'English Only' started by AlexanderIII, May 13, 2015.

  1. AlexanderIII

    AlexanderIII Senior Member

    Moscow
    Russian
    Dear all,
    this is from a story by Anne Enright 'What Are Cicadas?'

    Her name was Monica. She smiled at him, in complicity and shame. ‘Deaf as a post,’ she said, and the room dilated with the possibilities in her voice. She was embarrassed by the money in her hand. She looked at the bob of panic in his throat.

    My guess bob of panic is apparent for the beholer twitching of Adam's apple. Is it really so?
     
  2. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    Elsewhere
    English English
    Hullo Alex. Yes he gulps in panic, which causes his Adam's apple to bob (=go up and back down again):)
     
  3. AlexanderIII

    AlexanderIII Senior Member

    Moscow
    Russian
    Hi, Ewie, thank you very much!
     

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