have teething troubles

have teething troubles

To encounter problems 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 new product is having teething troubles right now, but we're working to fix it.
See also: have, teething, trouble

have, etc. ˈteething problems/troubles

experience small problems or difficulties in the development of a product, business, etc., or when something new first becomes available to the public: If your new car is having teething troubles, take it back to the garage where you bought it.
When a baby is teething, its first teeth are starting to grow, which is painful for the baby.
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Technical glitches with new electronic voting machines could also delay the result with fears that the hi-tech equipment brought in to try to avoid the confusions in Florida could have teething troubles.
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