On Pins and Needles

Welcome to English in a minute!Pins and needles are small,sharp,thin metal objects often used when sewing.But,what do you think it means when people say this?On pins and needles.Oh,hi!Hey,how did your audition go last weekend? I think it went okay!But I won’t hear back from the casting director until the middle of next week.Ugh!The waiting game is the worst.You’ve got that right.I’m going to be on pins and needles until I get that phone call.If someone is on pins and needles,they are very nervous or anxious.It is usually used to describe someone who is waiting to hear news about something really important to them.It is hard to relax if you are “on pins and needles.”And that’s English in a minute.

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