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pins and needles


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sharp tingling sensation from lack of circulation


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