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pins and needles

noun plural

: 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

Full Definition of PINS AND NEEDLES

:  a pricking tingling sensation in a limb growing numb or recovering from numbness
on pins and needles
:  in a nervous or jumpy state of anticipation

First Known Use of PINS AND NEEDLES

1813

pins and needles

noun plural    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PINS AND NEEDLES

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

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