teething problems


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teething problems

Problems encountered during the initial part of a process. Likened to the discomfort experienced by babies when they are getting their first teeth (i.e. when they are "teething"). Our supply line issues are just teething problems. Once we get the process streamlined, we'll be fine.
See also: problem, teething

teething problems

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teething troubles

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COMMON Teething problems or teething troubles are problems in the early stages of something. Some teething troubles aside, the new computer system works well. There are bound to be teething problems in a new marriage.
See also: problem, teething
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The teething problems at its new warehouse in Alfreton caused disruption for all its customers, leading to missed promotional slots and reorders.
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Store manager Steven Holgan (left) has since departed, but acting manager Robert McDonald said the store had settled into its surroundings, despite teething problems with the car park.
Ann Wright, a director of the trust, said: "Most calls are being answered within the minute and we're working to improve this, but we have experienced some teething problems.
Admittedly, there were still teething problems, and there will be those who think that if there are still teething problems after a year, it's time to abandon the gripe water and call in the dentist with the biggest drill; but be patient, I say.
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A spokesperson for Nielsen said that most of the problems had been solved, but bookseller Waterstone's said that they were still seeing teething problems affect the system, reports The Bookseller.
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8 per cent rise in sales in their own shops - as teething problems at their new centralised warehouse also took their toll.
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