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    Default Idiom definition -- use someone as a pincushion

    Sirs:
    I am having difficulty finding a definition for the idiom use someone as a pin cushion. Would you be able to define this for us, or would you know where a definition could be found?

    Thank you,

    K. F. Ethridge

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    Default Re: Idiom definition -- use someone as a pincushion

    I don't think it is an idiom, but it is, I think, a metaphor. What is the context for that?

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    Default Re: Idiom definition -- use someone as a pincushion

    It's not a standard idiom that I have come across, but I assume it means to treat someone badly, without caring about their feelings or whether they get hurt.

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