teething problems


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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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They are no longer teething problems - they are problems.
Teething problems are a natural occurrence, a rite of passage, something everyone has to go through that can't be avoided.
While there may be some teething problems, train operators and Network Rail have worked together to carefully assess where new services can be introduced without impacting reliability."
A spokesperson said there had been initial difficulties in getting the new system going: "This is a new service, with new rounds for bin crews, and although this has largely been successful there has been some teething problems which we expected may happen.
The concept of electric cars is relatively new in this part of the world and countries are facing teething problems. But Dubai's inherent capability to overcome obstacles will help it identify and solve them in no time.
"Obviously there have been welldocumented teething problems with missed collections in some areas and delays on recycling container deliveries but we have worked hard with Kier to improve the situation and will continue to do so.
The spokesman said: "The 'teething problems' reported are due to the changes to rounds and working practices, and the crews getting used to working in new areas.
Mr Varney described The Smiler as "a relatively new ride", and added: "All rides have teething problems when they open."
However, teething problems resolved, staff at the Staffordshire theme park, which reopened on Saturday, made up for lost time by keeping the ride open later than planned.
The administration hopes that the departure of Sebelius will draw a symbolic line under the early implementation period of the law, which had a botched debut due to a malfunctioning sign-up website and other teething problems.
Following some initial teething problems the six units delivered last year are now performing satisfactorily, said Tazara, The extra locomotives are set to be received by December 2014.
New York (AirGuide - Airline & Travel News) Tue, Feb 18, 2014 - National Transportation Safety Board member, said the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is facing the usual "teething problems" common to new aircraft.
I'm sure there will be a few teething problems, not least what you do when you put your money in and the car doesn't quite come out.
The helpline was plagued with teething problems from its launch in April, with patients complaining of calls going unanswered, being diverted to the wrong part of the country and poor advice being given.
And despite a few teething problems, the fivehour festival has been hailed a huge success - with hopefully bigger and better to come.