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get the kinks ironed 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 ironed out before we release the product.
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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.
See also: get, kink, out

iron out the kinks

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 iron out the kinks before we release the product.
See also: iron, kink, out

kink out

1. slang To correct some problems in a computer program, such as bugs, glitches, crashes, etc. A noun or pronoun can be used between "kink" and "out." The developers promised to kink out the issues that had been keeping the app from working correctly. We've got to kink these bugs out before we release the game, or it's going to be dead on arrival.
2. slang To resolve minor issues or difficulties in something; to make something more effective or efficient. A noun or pronoun can be used between "kink" and "out." I think we've done a good job of kinking out the flaws that we've made over the last few years of running this service.
See also: kink, out

kink up

1. To become tightly bent, curled, or twisted. There's no water coming out of the hose. It must have kinked up when I unwound it. The film strip started kinking up as I tried to spool it onto the reel.
2. To cause something to become tightly bent, curled, or twisted. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "kink" and "up." You've got to be careful not to kink the cable up, or the device won't be able to draw power from the outlet. The chain of the necklace is very beautiful, but it is very easy to kink it up if you're not careful.
3. slang To become more erotically exciting or interesting, especially in a perverse or deviant manner. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "kink" and "up." After 10 years of marriage, my wife and I are starting to talk about ways we can kink things up in the bedroom. The pop star kinked up her performance with an erotic leather dominatrix outfit.
See also: kink, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: get, kink, out

kink up

[for something] to develop kinks or tangles. The leather parts tend to shrink and kink up in the damp weather. My hair kinks up in this weather.
See also: kink, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

kink

1. n. a strange person; a kinky person. The guy’s a kink. Watch out for him.
2. n. a sexually deviant person. The kinks congregate two streets over.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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It can be seen from the above figure that, while tubing made from new Kraton A-1 polymer shows kink resistance equivalent to that of the PVC reference, the kink resistance of tubing made with Kraton A-2 is even better than tubing made with PVC.
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* Visually inspect the exterior of the hose, looking for kinks, bulges, soft spots and/or excessive cover wear.
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