"pins & needles"?

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Thu Oct 10 12:52:22 UTC 2002

In describing the state of alarm & nervous expectation experienced by
people in the D.C. area because of the recent sniper shootings, a reporter
on NPR this morning used the expression  "on pins & needles" where I'd have
expected "on tenterhooks."  Anyone else find this odd?
A. Murie

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