Leo: Here's the mail.
Denise: Did I get anything?
Leo: No, sorry. Are you expecting something?
Denise: Yeah, I'm waiting for a decision letter about my application to the McQ program. I should hear any day now.
丹尼丝：是呀，我在等批准我参加 McQ 项目的决议书 。我应该随时准备听命 。
Leo: Have you thought about calling and checking on the status?
Denise: I called last week and my application was still under review. I was told that a decision was still pending.
Leo: I'm sure it was just awaiting approval. There is no chance it'll be rejected. You're an ideal candidate and you're sure to get good news in a day or two.
利奥：我相信你的申请正在等待批准，根本不可能被拒 。你是位理想的候选人，我敢肯定不出一两天就会有消息 。
Denise: I hope you're right. In the meantime, I'm on pins and needles. Every time the mail carrier walks by, my heart skips a beat.
丹尼丝：希望你是对的 。不过等待让我如坐针毡 。每次送信人经过时，我的心都跳到嗓子眼了 。
Leo: I know this is important to you, but you've got to keep it in perspective. It's not a life-or-death situation.
Denise: I am keeping it in perspective. If I don't get into this program, it's only the end of my career, my dream, and my future—that's all!
英语俚语：on pins and needles
英文释义：worried or excited about something; anxious; in suspense;中文释义：pin 是大头针，needle 是缝衣针 。一个人“on pins and needles”，是指由于某个原因而万分紧张，坐立不安，如坐针毡。
Many famous actors are on pins and needles before the curtain opens for a play.
在帷幕拉开前, 许多著名的演员感到坐立不安 。