"pins & needles"?

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Thu Oct 10 15:50:00 UTC 2002

On Thu, 10 Oct 2002, sagehen 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?

Not I.

-- Mark A. Mandel

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