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    #1

    get fish bones stuck in your gums

    Talking to a child grabbing a fire roasted fish and about to bite into it like a burger...

    Parent: Hey, don't eat the fish like that. You might _____________.

    It's supposed to be something along the lines of "get fish bones stuck in your gums / throat."

    Is that how you say it? Or is there a better way?
    Not a teacher.

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    #2

    Re: get fish bones stuck in your gums

    In BrE, we talk about getting bones stuck in your throat rather than your gums.

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    #3

    Re: get fish bones stuck in your gums

    They frequently get stuck in/between your teeth.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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