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pins and needles

Fig. a tingling feeling in some part of one's body, especially the arms and legs. (See also on pins and needles.) I've got pins and needles in my legs. Mary gets pins and needles if she crosses her arms for long.
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This pinches a nerve, resulting in pins and needles in the hand.
It will usually produce pins and needles and numbness of the thumb, index, middle and part of the ring finger, it can also produce weakness in the small muscles.
Mrs Sage, 43, from Bridgend, said, "I would never have dreamed that a case of pins and needles could have cause so much pain.
She was 35, the age I am now, when the numbness and the pins and needles spread so far that she and my father went back to the consultant.
Pins and needles and increasing numbness in your toes and feet, which seem to be getting worse.
We have been on pins and needles to see if we got it or not,'' said Anita Zepeda, a director at Vaughn Next Century Learning Center.
Active Trimming provides the multi-billion-dollar garment industry with a variety of items, ranging from pins and needles to dress forms, garment bags, shears, buttons, zippers, and fabric dyes.
The Sixmilebridge clubman will sit out training this week as he continues to experience pins and needles in his hands.
The family has been on pins and needles since the heart attack, said Zachary's father, Don Ferre.
BW HealthWire)--April 7, 1999--Monday evening's Dateline NBC included a moving and informative segment on the topic of accidental needlesticks entitled "On Pins and Needles.
The policy also bans baggy pants, studded belts, chains, spikes, handcuffs, safety pins and needles, as well as clothes or jewelry with ``gang-style'' writing or images judged to be sexually related or obscene, or related to tobacco, drugs, alcohol or violence.