What does pins and needles mean?

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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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pins and needles in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pins and needles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nana Goldberg:

    Everybody's on pins and needles.

  2. Andrew Kauff:

    Everyone is still [on] pins and needles, they’re afraid that the house will fall in.

  3. Gena Dinicola:

    It burned a lot, it stung, it feels like shooting pain and stinging. It feels like pins and needles.

  4. Cathleen Martin:

    It was so gross, i ’m on pins and needles worrying about what my family might have been exposed to.

  5. Undersheriff Kevin McMahill:

    We are certainly working on pins and needles, (That is) part of the reason we doubled them up. So we have two officers available immediately whenever an incident occurs.

Images & Illustrations of pins and needles

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