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    What means "to work out the kinks"?

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    What means "to work out the kinks"? Is it the regular expression? Idiom?

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    Here is my analysis- not necessarily to be correct:
    It sounds like an idiom, I think to work out the kinks is to solve a predicament or whatever is bugging you and cause you pain (kink as a noun means: a short tight twist or curl caused by a doubling or winding of something upon itself) which is something painful.

    what do you think?

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    Luma is right.

    It is an idiom meaning to solve problems, especially initial problems when doing something new. In place of sort out you might find straighten out or iron out.

    A similar idiom might be sort out the teething problems.

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    Thanks. I liked the second idiom specially I literary experienced both of kinks and teeth pain.

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    Thank you guys for explaining. I came across this phrase recently watching Desperate Housewives. Good to know.

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    Desperate Houswives, we have more things in common
    TV series is my best source of learning, the other day I heard a nice idiom something like ... forgot to "slash the T's and dot the I's" it sounds like when you think that you have done everything right then after a while you realize that you forgot or overlooked crucial things.

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