"On pins and needles"

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"On pins and needles"

Post by scookie »

I am trying to translate the English expression "on pins and needles" into German, to explain feelings about the US election to a student from Germany. I hope I'm in the right place; I've never used this website before.
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Re: "On pins and needles"

Post by Andergassen »

Auf glühenden Kohlen sitzen
(French: être sur des charbons ardents)
Omnia si perdas, caligas servare memento