teething troubles


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teething troubles

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.
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teething troubles

 
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.
See also: teething, trouble

teething troubles

short-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.
See also: teething, trouble
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New Delhi [India], Nov 28 ( ANI ): Trade and industry may have faced teething troubles from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) but the entire business landscape of FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), retail and logistics is going to be transforming into modern and efficient model with introduction of uniform tax regime, says a joint study by ASSOCHAM-MRSS India.
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That Croatia has come so far, and may well enter the EU smoothly without the teething troubles experienced by Sofia and Bucharest, could serve as an inspirational example in a region badly needing one.
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Of course there have been a few teething troubles, but these have all been dealt with as they appeared.
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All spacecraft have their teething troubles, but the only notable early problem with Chandra was some radiation damage to the detectors when the telescope mirrors accidentally focused protons from Earth's radiation belts onto the CCDs.
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Purvey said: "It is a very sophisticated piece of machinery and we did experience a few teething troubles, common in small companies like ours with no resident engineer, however, we are getting used to it and can now happily turn out 10,000 bags per day.