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a tingly, prickly sensation in a limb that is recovering from numbness.
on pins and needles, in a state of nervous anticipation:
The father-to-be was on pins and needles.
noun (functioning as sing) (informal)
a tingling sensation in the fingers, toes, legs, etc, caused by the return of normal blood circulation after its temporary impairment
on pins and needles, in a state of anxious suspense or nervous anticipation


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