teething problems


Also found in: Dictionary.

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

or

teething troubles

BRITISH
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
References in periodicals archive ?
I'm sure there will be a few teething problems, not least what you do when you put your money in and the car doesn't quite come out.
The helpline was plagued with teething problems from its launch in April, with patients complaining of calls going unanswered, being diverted to the wrong part of the country and poor advice being given.
And despite a few teething problems, the fivehour festival has been hailed a huge success - with hopefully bigger and better to come.
There will be small teething problems from time to time but this is foreseen with any new aircraft programme.
Summary: David Cameron has insisted that London is sorting out teething problems with ticketing and transport which have arised during the Games.
We apologise for a few teething problems at the weekend.
Summary: Sport sticker album company Panini said Thursday it has been beset with a number of embarrassing teething problems with its first-ever edition for the women's World Cup, but insisted it was a success.
Dubai Over the past 10 days, Dubai Police were called in at least five times to the Indian Passport and Visa Service centre in Bur Dubai as teething problems continue at the recently established centre, Gulf News has learnt.
All other teething problems have been resolved with hard work.
Indeed, a political accommodation of this nature is bound to experience teething problems.
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.
After all, what other long established business would have an annual turnover of more than pounds 20million while still experiencing major teething problems.
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.