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teething troubles

plural noun
the difficulties or problems that arise during the initial stages of a project, enterprise, etc
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  • The chief bar to the increase in numbers of this species appears to be the teething troubles to which the whelps are liable.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
  • Suppose that several members of a litter were all bright blue, and that these suffered from no teething troubles.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
  • Johnny Bold, by the help either of Mr. Rerechild or else by that of his coral and carrot-juice, got through his teething troubles.

    Barchester Towers

    Anthony Trollope

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