on pins and needles
phrasal in a nervous or jumpy state of anticipation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on pins and needles — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Worried; nervous. * /Jane s mother was on pins and needles because Jane was very late getting home from school./ * /Many famous actors are on pins and needles before the curtain opens for a play./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on pins and needles — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Worried; nervous. * /Jane s mother was on pins and needles because Jane was very late getting home from school./ * /Many famous actors are on pins and needles before the curtain opens for a play./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on pins and needles — If you are on pins and needles, you are very worried about something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • on pins and needles — phrasal : in a very nervous or jumpy state especially as a result of some suspense provoking situation on pins and needles while awaiting the doctor s verdict * * * on pins and needles In agitated expectancy • • • Main Entry: ↑pin * * * in an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on\ pins\ and\ needles — adj. phr. informal Worried; nervous. Jane s mother was on pins and needles because Jane was very late getting home from school. Many famous actors are on pins and needles before the curtain opens for a play …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on pins and needles —    If you are on pins and needles, you are very worried about something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • on pins and needles — waiting anxiously, worried    Mom will be on pins and needles until we arrive. She ll be worried …   English idioms

  • on pins and needles — excited, nervous Her daughter has been on pins and needles all day waiting for the contest to begin …   Idioms and examples

  • on pins and needles — worried or excited about something. I was on pins and needles until she called to say she had arrived in Istanbul …   New idioms dictionary

  • on pins and needles — nervous, pressured, tense, in a hurry …   English contemporary dictionary

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