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1. Lit. pain and crying on the part of a baby whose teeth are growing in. Billy has been whining because of teething troubles.
2. Fig. difficulties and problems experienced in the early stages of a project, activity, etc. There have been a lot of teething troubles with the new computer system. We have finally gotten over the teething troubles connected with the new building complex.
problems that you experience in the early stages of an activity
Usage notes: When babies are teething (= getting their first set of teeth) they are often in pain and cry a lot.There were the usual teething troubles at the start of the project, but that's to be expected. Many marriages go through teething problems in the first few months.