tűkön ül

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(needle) +‎ -k (plural suffix) +‎ -ön (on) + ül (to sit), literally: "to sit on needles"

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tűkön ül

  1. (idiomatic) to be on pins and needles, be on tenterhooks (to wait for the beginning or the end of something restlessly, with agonizing impatience)
    Ti csak beszéltetek, én pedig itt közben tűkön ültem!You were just talking, while I have been sitting here on tenterhooks!

Conjugation[edit]

  • For the verb, see ül.
  • The inflected noun tűkön remains unchanged.