pins and needles

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pins and needles

pl.n.
A tingling sensation felt in a part of the body numbed from lack of circulation.
Idiom:
on pins and needles
In a state of tense anticipation.

pins and needles

n (functioning as singular)
1. a tingling sensation in the fingers, toes, legs, etc, caused by the return of normal blood circulation after its temporary impairment
2. on pins and needles in a state of anxious suspense or nervous anticipation

pins′ and nee′dles


n.pl.
a tingly, prickly sensation in a limb that is recovering from numbness.
Idioms:
on pins and needles, in a state of nervous anticipation.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pins and needles - a sharp tingling sensation from lack of circulation
prickling, tingling, tingle - a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
Translations
تَنْميل في الرِّجْل
brnění
zsibbadás
náladofi
karıncalanmauyuşma

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pin

(pin) noun
1. a short, thin, pointed piece of metal used eg to hold pieces of fabric, paper etc together, especially when making clothes. The papers are fastened together by a pin.
2. a similar but more ornamental object. a hat-pin.
verbpast tense, past participle pinned
1. to fasten with a pin. She pinned the material together.
2. to hold by pressing against something. The fallen tree pinned him to the ground.
ˈpincushion noun
a small cushion or similar object into which pins are pushed for keeping.
ˈpinhole noun
a hole made by a pin. A pinhole camera does not need a lens.
ˈpinpoint verb
to place or show very exactly. He pinpointed the position on the map.
ˈpin-up noun
1. a picture of an attractive girl (or man), often pinned on a wall. He has dozens of pin-ups in his room; (also adjective) a pin-up girl.
2. the girl (or man). She's the favourite pin-up of the soldiers.
pin down
to make (someone) give a definite answer, statement, opinion or promise. I can't pin him down to a definite date for his arrival.
pins and needles
a tingling feeling in one's hands, arms, feet or legs. I've got pins and needles in my arm.

pins and needles

npl (sensation) hormigueo