get the kinks out

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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We need to work harder as a unit and get the kinks out,'' said senior strong side guard Zach Verdin, a returning All-Ventura County selection.
Long and short relievers should loosen up a little before the game and during it, if necessary, to get the kinks out.