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iron out the kinks

To work on fixing any small problems that are present in a project. The main development is finished, we just need to iron out the kinks before we release the product.
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get the kinks (ironed) out

Fig. to fix a problem associated with something. The actors had to get the kinks out before they were ready to present the play to an audience. That'll be a right nice car, when you get the kinks ironed out in the engine.
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kink up

[for something] to develop kinks or tangles. The leather parts tend to shrink and kink up in the damp weather. My hair kinks up in this weather.
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kink

1. n. a strange person; a kinky person. The guy’s a kink. Watch out for him.
2. n. a sexually deviant person. The kinks congregate two streets over.
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When a tube is bent, kinking is not related to the wall in compression, but to the side in tension.
This kinking and/or ovalization of the catheter lumen can lead to difficulty in catheter advancement and/or delivery of other devices through the guide catheter.
This journey requires that the hypotube resist kinking without compromising its ability to glide (attributes known as push, track and torque) through the anatomy.
The new design also decreases the Zenith FLEX stent-graft's kink radius up to 68 percent, allowing the device to bend around tighter turns in the aorta with less chance of kinking.
The new design also decreases the Zenith FLEX stent-graft's kink radius by 40-68 percent, allowing the device to bend around tighter turns in the aorta with less chance of kinking, the company reports.
This allows the operator to rapidly spin the exchange wire securely around the adjacent guide wire without the need for electronics, and is readily released without wires kinking.