Synonyms of on pins and needles in English:

on pins and needles

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1‘I'll be on pins and needles till they get here’

in suspense, waiting with bated breath
anxious, nervous, apprehensive, worried, worried sick, on edge, edgy, tense, strained, stressed, agitated, in a state of nerves, in a state of agitation, fretful, restless, worked up, keyed up, overwrought, wrought up, strung out, jumpy, with one's stomach in knots, with one's heart in one's mouth, like a cat on a hot tin roof, fidgety
British nervy
informal with butterflies in one's stomach, jittery, twitchy, in a state, uptight, wired, in a stew, in a dither, all of a dither, in a sweat, in a flap, in a tizz, in a tizzy, all of a lather, het up, in a twitter, waiting for the axe to fall
British informal strung up, windy, having kittens, all of a doodah
North American informal spooky, squirrelly, in a twit
Australian, New Zealand informal toey
British vulgar slang shitting bricks, bricking oneself
dated overstrung