get the kinks out

get the kinks out

To remove or fix any small problems that are present in something, such as a project. The main development is finished, we just need to get the kinks out before we release the product.
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get the kinks (ironed) out

Fig. to fix a problem associated with something. The actors had to get the kinks out before they were ready to present the play to an audience. That'll be a right nice car, when you get the kinks ironed out in the engine.
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Long and short relievers should loosen up a little before the game and during it, if necessary, to get the kinks out. Young guys warm up too much and throw too many pitches down in the bullpen.