teething problems | teething troubles
This page is about the idiom teething problems | teething troubles
If someone or something is having teething problems, or teething troubles, they're having problems during the early stages of something.
- The government had a few teething problems early in its term, but most people think they did a good job overall.
- We're still having a few teething troubles, but when everyone adjusts to their roles, everything should be fine.
Origin: Related to the fact that babies go through a painful stage early in life called "teething", during which their first teeth are growing.
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Contributor: Matt Errey