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growing pains

noun plural

: pains in the legs of children who are growing

: the problems that are experienced as something (such as a business or a project) grows larger or more successful

Full Definition of GROWING PAINS

1
:  pains in the legs of growing children having no demonstrable relation to growth
2
:  the stresses and strains attending a new project or development

First Known Use of GROWING PAINS

1810

growing pains

noun plural grow·ing pains \ˈgrō-iŋ-ˌpānz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GROWING PAINS

:  pains occurring in the legs of growing children having no demonstrable relation to growth

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