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pins and needlesnoun [plural]

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If you have ​pins and ​needles in a ​part of ​yourbody, you ​feelslightsharppains in it, usually just after you have ​moved from being in one ​position for a ​longtime.
(Definition of pins and needles from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pins and needles”
in Chinese (Simplified) (身体某部位的)酸痛,发麻,针刺感…
in Chinese (Traditional) (身體某部位的)痠痛,發麻,刺痛感…
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