"pins & needles"?
bergdahl at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Thu Oct 10 13:07:23 UTC 2002
Nope--heard it all my life (I grew up in the 40s and 50s on suburban LI)
--On Thursday, October 10, 2002 8:52 AM -0400 sagehen
<sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM> wrote:
> 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
"We are all New Yorkers"
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