teething troubles(redirected from teething trouble)
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"). These supply line issues are just teething troubles. Once we get the process streamlined, we'll be fine. Every company has its share of teething troubles when getting off the ground in the beginning.
1. Lit. pain and crying on the part of a baby whose teeth are growing in. Billy has been whining because of teething troubles.
2. Fig. difficulties and problems experienced in the early stages of a project, activity, etc. There have been a lot of teething troubles with the new computer system. We have finally gotten over the teething troubles connected with the new building complex.
teething troublesshort-term problems that occur in the early stages of a new project.
The expression originally denoted the discomfort felt by babies when their teeth are growing.