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iron out the wrinkles (of/in something)

1. Literally, to remove wrinkles from something, especially a piece of fabric, using a flatiron. Your new dress shirt is all rumpled! You'll need to iron out the wrinkles before you go to the ceremony this evening. I have to iron out the wrinkles in this tablecloth before our guests arrive.
2. By extension, to ease, solve, or remove minor difficulties, troubles, or problematic details (of or in something). (Sometimes worded as "some wrinkles," "a few wrinkles," etc.) Our latest software update is nearly finished—we just need to iron out a few wrinkles before it's ready for release. Your friends and family are great means of support when you need to iron out the wrinkles of your life. Bob and Janet are seeing a counselor to try and iron out the wrinkles in their marriage.
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iron the wrinkles out (of/in something)

1. Literally, to remove wrinkles from something, especially a piece of fabric, using a flatiron. Your new dress shirt is all rumpled! You'll need to iron the wrinkles out before you go to the ceremony this evening. I have to iron out the wrinkles in this tablecloth before our guests arrive.
2. By extension, to ease, solve, or remove minor difficulties, troubles, or problematic details (of or in something). (Sometimes worded as "some wrinkles," "a few wrinkles," etc.) Our latest software update is nearly finished—we just need to iron a few wrinkles out before it's ready for release. Your friends and family are great means of support when you need to iron the wrinkles out in your life. Bob and Janet are seeing a counselor to try and iron some wrinkles out of their marriage.
See also: iron, out, wrinkle

get the wrinkles out

 (of something)
1. Lit. to remove the wrinkles from fabric by ironing or flattening in some way. This has been packed in my suitcase for a week, and I know I'll never be able to get the wrinkles out of it.
2. Fig. to eliminate some initial, minor problems with an invention, a procedure, a computer program, or a mechanical device. I need more time working with this system to get the wrinkles out.
See also: get, out, wrinkle

wrinkle something up

to make something get wrinkles and creases. I love the way you wrinkle your nose up. Don't wrinkle up your jacket.
See also: up, wrinkle

wrinkle up

[for something] to draw up in wrinkles; [for something] to become wrinkled. His nose wrinkled up as he smelled the burning pie. The cloth wrinkled up in the intense heat.
See also: up, wrinkle

new wrinkle

A clever device or expedient, a novelty, as in The players added a new wrinkle to victory celebrations by tossing their shirts to the crowd after the game . In the form of simply a wrinkle, this expression dates from the mid-1700s, new being added two centuries later.
See also: new, wrinkle

penis wrinkle

n. a despised person, usually a male. (Also a term of address.) Get out of here, penis wrinkle.
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wrinkle

1. n. a new idea; a new aspect of something. Here’s a clever wrinkle for you. Nobody has ever tried this one.
2. n. a minor problem. A wrinkle has developed in the Wilson proposal.

wrinkle-rod

n. the crankshaft of an engine. A wrinkle-rod’ll set you back about $199, plus installation charges, of course.
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Using light-emitting sensors to detect wrinkles as they begin forming in sheet metal during manufacturing processes could help automakers prevent such wrinkles and build better quality car parts with higher productivity and fewer mistakes.
But it wasn't until July 1989 - two years after Ortho had begun to publicize Retin-A for wrinkle removal in the press - that the company applied to the FDA for approval of the drug for that purpose.
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The eye creme is so effective that in clinical testing every single woman -tested showed a reduction in the look of lines and wrinkles around the eyes in just four weeks, he added.
JuveRest The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow is the new definition of "beauty sleep.
According to the study, published in the British Journal of Dermatology, for a typical 28-year-old woman with dry skin, the amount of visible wrinkle will have increased by 52 per cent by the time she reaches 36.
More people want cotton sheets, but they don't want to stand over an iron to get the wrinkles out, he said.
Injectable fillers, wrinkle relaxers continuing to change cosmetic surgery landscape
The anti-wrinkle night bra, the successful Dutch invention for women who suffer from vertical wrinkles at their cleavage, sets foot into Europe.
The combination treatment resulted in smoother skin, including "less pronounced wrinkle levels, shorter wrinkle valleys, and juvenile complexion," the scientists say.
In their report, Cerda and Mahadevan focus on membranes, such as the skins of apples and people, in which a thin, pliant layer overlies thicker, stiffer tissue, Because the thin surface tends to bow smoothly when compressed whereas the stiffer substrate prefers to crinkle, the wrinkle pattern comes out somewhere in between, the scientits say.
Mill people who analyze the quality JC Penney sells feel they would want a superior wrinkle free sheet that will give longer wear.
If treatment with ANT-1207 was successful for their Crow's Feet wrinkles and then made available for other wrinkle treatment areas, women respondents ages 45 and up bothered by their Crow's Feet wrinkles indicate they would seek additional treatments that would include - in rank order preference - the lines around their lips, the vertical and horizontal lines on their foreheads, and the lines on their necks and under their eyes.