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on pins and needles meaning

  "on pins and needles" in a sentence
  • In agitated expectancy

  • [American idiom]
    anxious; in suspense.(Fixed order.)
    I've been on pins and needles all day, waiting for you to call with the news.
    We were on pins and needles until we heard that your plane landed safely.

  • [American slang]
    Fig. anxious; in suspense.
      I've been on pins and needles all day, waiting for you to call with the news.
      We were on pins and needles until we heard that your plane had landed safely.

Examples

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  1. "i can't stay on pins and needles any longer."
  2. "i can't stay on pins and needles any longer.
  3. they waited on pins and needles for the football scores
  4. i was on pins and needles all day until she called me
  5. her voice makes me on pins and needles

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