teething troubles/problems


: small problems that happen when a business, project, system, etc., is first started or used
There were some teething troubles when we began our business.

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Recent Examples on the Web Those teething troubles are a thing of the past, and over the last 12 months, the cars have found an awful lot more speed, with most of the 10-car class breaking Daytona's lap record during qualifying. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 3 Feb. 2024 Like so many 2014 GT3s, this one had to have its engine replaced due to teething problems and a risk of fire. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 16 Apr. 2021 The Middleton store’s system is a test version designed to address teething problems, said a spokesman for Asda, which is part of Walmart Inc. Katie Deighton, WSJ, 1 July 2020 The leasing companies usually don’t want to buy the first planes off the production line, which can have teething problems, as well as the last, which often have trouble holding their value. Doug Cameron, WSJ, 10 Mar. 2021 There have been plenty of other teething problems during the Cybertruck's four-year gestation. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 19 Oct. 2023 The new free trade deal between a post-Brexit Britain and the EU came into force at the start of 2021, leading to disruption in trade which the British government said represented some early teething problems. Pan Pylas, Star Tribune, 12 May 2021 Although complexities and teething problems were anticipated – a young producer from the audience asked why experience was one of the criteria – there was a sense of cautious optimism that these new sources of funding would encourage further European production. John Bleasdale, Variety, 8 Aug. 2023 Some 14,000 sites are expected to get the technology, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski has said, but some teething problems are already being raised by customers. Byeleanor Pringle, Fortune, 14 Feb. 2023

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