cut teeth


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cut teeth

[for a baby or young person] to have new teeth emerging through the gums. Billy is cranky because he's cutting teeth. Ann cut her first tooth this week.
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cut your teeth

  (British, American & Australian) also cut your eye teeth (American)
to get your first experience of a particular type of work and learn the basic skills (often + on ) She cut her teeth on a local newspaper before landing a job on a national daily.
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The Dayton/Faris combo cut their teeth (if one can cut teeth for two decades) churning out some of the most original, creative commercials and music videos you've seen, including the legendary VW ads featuring Nick Drake's Pink Moon and a slew of Red Hot Chili Peppers videos.
FOOT IN THE DOOR: Smith's chance to; cut teeth as boss has come early; STENNY AS YOU GO: Smith,; left with dad Andy, dreams of making it to the very top as a manager
Even if the teeth are completely formed, small seams will be present making them more vulnerable to early failure as compared with cut teeth.
Millennium, a new technology that uses a high-speed spray of laser-powered water to cut teeth, significantly reduced discomfort for patients used to conventional electric drills.
A large terry towel protected the mare's mouth and kept it propped open, a folded saddle pad cushioned her head, and a dental file smoothed off the fresh edges of the newly cut teeth when we were done sawing.
However, "The PerioLase interacts with dark pigments so it is difficult to cut teeth, gums, and bone and, in essence, is "safer" around the bone and teeth.