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pins and needles

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
pins and needlesˌpins and ˈneedles noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 MIan uncomfortable feeling, often in your foot or your leg, which you get especially when you have not moved part of your body for a long time, and the supply of blood has stopped flowing properly 🔊 I’ll have to move because I’m starting to get pins and needles in my foot.2 be on pins and needles
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pins and needlesBrady has had pains in his legs and pins and needles in his toes.She would be suffering from pins and needles.But if she got pins and needles and had to move, it woke with a jump and crept forwards again.Bobbie Cole tells us she has pins and needles in her toes - must be a good sign.Although the pins and needles in his legs could perhaps have been from loss of blood.Her head spun and her left arm tingled painfully with pins and needles.get pins and needlesBut if she got pins and needles and had to move, it woke with a jump and crept forwards again.
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