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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pins′ and nee′dles(

  1. a tingly, prickly sensation in a limb that is recovering from numbness.

Idioms for pins and needles:

  1. on pins and needles,in a state of nervous anticipation.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pins and needles(noun)

    a sharp tingling sensation from lack of circulation


  1. pins and needles(Noun)

    A tingling or prickling sensation, felt in a limb when a lack of circulation is relieved and in other situations.


  1. Pins and Needles

    Pins and Needles is a musical revue with a book by Arthur Arent, Marc Blitzstein, Emmanuel Eisenberg, Charles Friedman, David Gregory, Joseph Schrank, Arnold B. Horwitt, John Latouche, and Harold Rome and music and lyrics by Harold Rome. The title Pins and Needles was created by Max Danish, long-time editor of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union's newspaper Justice. It ran on Broadway from 1937 to 1940, was revived in 1978, and produced again in London in 2010 to positive reviews. The revue was also performed in 1938 in the White House for Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Translations for pins and needles

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pins and needles

a tingling feeling in one's hands, arms, feet or legs

I've got pins and needles in my arm.

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