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pins and needles

noun plural

Simple Definition of pins and needles

  • : the unpleasant tingling feeling in a part of your body (such as your arm or leg) as it becomes numb or recovers from being numb

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pins and needles

  1. :  a pricking tingling sensation in a limb growing numb or recovering from numbness

on pins and needles

  1. :  in a nervous or jumpy state of anticipation

1813

First Known Use of pins and needles

1813


Medical Dictionary

pins and needles

noun plural

Medical Definition of pins and needles

  1. :  a pricking tingling sensation in a limb growing numb or recovering from numbness




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