Meaning of “pins and needles” in the English Dictionary

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"pins and needles" in British English

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pins and needlesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌpɪnz ən ˈniː.dəlz/ us /ˌpɪnz ən ˈniː.dəlz/

If you have pins and needles in a part of your body, you feel slight sharp pains in it, usually just after you have moved from being in one position for a long time.

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