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pins and needles

A tingling sensation that occurs when blood 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. I got pins and needles in my arm after my son fell asleep on it during the movie.
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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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Since then, some mornings my fingers go dead and I get pins and needles in my fingers.