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pins and needles

noun
 
 
have pins and needles to feel slight sharp pains in a part of your body when you move it after keeping it still for a period of timeDisorders and diseases of the heart and blood
Translations of “pins and needles”
in Chinese (Traditional) (身體某部位的)痠痛,發麻,刺痛感…
in Chinese (Simplified) (身体某部位的)酸痛,发麻,针刺感…
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