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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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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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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 (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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In conclusion, this study showed prevalence of the aneurysm, tortuosity, and kinking of abdominal aorta and iliac arteries and demonstrated 4 major kinking variations of external iliac arteries observed in Thai cadavers.
Tortuosity, kinking, and coiling of the carotid artery: expression of atherosclerosis or aging?
These containers provide protection against harmful surroundings and accidental cutting or kinking. Hose that is furnished in coils or bales should be stored so the coils are in a horizontal plane (shelves, floors, etc.) to prevent hose from sagging and possibly forming a "built-in" kink.
Kinking of a hose in use is very harmful and may cause the tube to rupture, resulting in premature failure.
Too much tackiness of a tube will hamper re-opening after kinking, possibly cause blocking issues during production and affect assembling of medical devices.
When a tube is bent, kinking is not related to the wall in compression, but to the side in tension.
While we were able to identify the kink immediately, it is possible that kinking could be missed, especially if longer tubes are used or if the site of a kink is concealed.