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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.
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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.
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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

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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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.
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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.
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The results for the kinked crack can be used to assess whether an interface crack will propagate in the interface or whether it will kink out of the interface.
This has resulted in a kinked demand curve model for the market (please see Figure 1).
Prevent hose from being kinked or crushed by heavy vehicles and machinery by routing them away from high traffic areas.
This multistranded, kinked ring is flanked by 102-kilometer-wide Prometheus and another moon, Pandora.
Linoleic acid is a kinked molecule built around a chain of 18 carbon atoms.