get the wrinkles out (of something)

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get the wrinkles out (of something)

1. Literally, to remove wrinkles from something, especially a piece of fabric, typically by using an iron or steamer. Your new dress shirt is all rumpled! You'll need to get the wrinkles out before you go to the ceremony this evening. I have to get the wrinkles out of 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 get a few more wrinkles out before it's ready for release. When you need to get the wrinkles out of your life, turn to your friends and family for help and support. Bob and Janet are seeing a counselor to try and get the wrinkles out of their marriage.
See also: get, 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