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have pins and needles
To experience that tingling sensation (called "pins and needles") that occurs when blood flow returns to a numb limb. Ugh, wait a second, I can't get up just yet—I have pins and needles in my foot from sitting like this for so long.
have ˌpins and ˈneedles have an uncomfortable feeling in your arm or leg when it has been in the same position for a long time: The best thing to do when you have pins and needles in your leg is to stamp your foot on the floor several times.
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A HUSBAND thought his wife had pins and needles
because she had been lying watching TV too long - but she was in fact suffering a stroke.