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teething troubles

 
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.
See also: teething, trouble

teething problems/troubles

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.
See also: problem, teething