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teething problems

Problems encountered 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 supply line issues are just teething problems. Once we get the process streamlined, we'll be fine.
See also: problem, teething

teething problems

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teething troubles

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COMMON Teething problems or teething troubles are problems in the early stages of something. Some teething troubles aside, the new computer system works well. There are bound to be teething problems in a new marriage.
See also: problem, teething
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A spokesman said: "We'd anticipated there would be teething problems but this is not a teething problem.
Argyll and Bute Council, who own the ferry, said it was a fairly common teething problem.
Meanwhile, Watson has spoken of what has been an unexpected teething problem at Runcorn's new AutoQuest Stadium headquarters.
Blazing a trail: The decor is stunning and once teething problems are sorted, Oran Mor will be a jewel in Glasgow's crown; Stunning: No expense has been spared for the conversion
The CRB is a new and complex system, so there's bound to be teething problems.
Rob Donald, director general of Centro, admitted yesterday there had been teething problems and would not rule out looking for another manufacturer if the new lines received the go-ahead.
Clearly we are in the early days of manufacturing and, with all sophisticated facilities of this size and scope, we anticipate some teething problems during the first few months.
But Chief Dental Officer Dr Barry Cockcroft said the reforms were simply having teething problems.
I am sure these were just teething problems and that the other performances were a great success
com is a new company and will experience teething problems.
He added: 'But until the new administrative system is fully established and the initial teething problems are sorted out, the existing regional centres must not be run down.
However, it is believed airlocks are among several teething problems encountered.
Ms Sue Primmer, spokesman for the Birmingham Diocese, said the Church was extremely sorry the "perpetual flame" for the people had gone out, but it was inevitable there would be teething problems.
It follows teething problems with Camelot's online subscription service.
Naylor said: "There have been a few teething problems at the club but the reason I'm in England is to get treatment for an ankle knock.