iron out the wrinkles

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of iron out the wrinkles

informal
: to fix the small problems in something
  • We still have to iron out a few more wrinkles in the schedule.

Word by Word Definitions

iron play
  1. : a silver-white malleable ductile magnetic heavy metallic element that readily rusts in moist air, occurs native in meteorites and combined in most igneous rocks, is the most used of metals, and is vital to biological processes — see Chemical Elements Table

  2. : something made of iron: such as

  3. : shackles for the hands or legs

  1. : of, relating to, or made of iron

  2. : resembling iron

  3. : strong and healthy : robust

  1. : to furnish or cover with iron

  2. : to shackle with irons

  3. : to smooth with or as if with a heated iron

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

wrinkle play wrinkles
  1. : a small ridge or furrow especially when formed on a surface by the shrinking or contraction of a smooth substance : crease

  2. : method, technique

  3. : a change in a customary procedure or method

  1. : to become marked with or contracted into wrinkles

  2. : to contract into wrinkles : pucker


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