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on pins and needles

Definition of on pins and needles

US

  1. :  feeling very nervous and unsure about what will happen <Everyone was on pins and needles waiting to hear the jury's verdict.>



Word by Word Definitions

needleplay needles
  1. :  a small slender usually steel instrument that has an eye for thread or surgical sutures at one end and that is used for sewing

    :  any of various devices for carrying thread and making stitches (as in crocheting or knitting)

    :  a slender hollow instrument for introducing material into or removing material from the body (as by insertion under the skin)

  1. :  to sew or pierce with or as if with a needle

    :  tease, torment

    :  to incite to action by repeated gibes


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