Meaning of “on pins and needles” in the English Dictionary

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on pins and needles

US worried or excited about something that is going to happen:

Don’t keep Margaret on pins and needles – give her a call.

(Definition of “on pins and needles” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"on pins and needles" in American English

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on pins and needles

worried or excited about something that is going to happen:

Don’t keep Margaret on pins and needles – give her a call.

(Definition of “on pins and needles” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)