growing painses

growing pains

noun
1.
dull, quasi-rheumatic pains of varying degree in the limbs during childhood and adolescence, often popularly associated with the process of growing.
2.
emotional difficulties experienced during adolescence and preadulthood.
3.
difficulties attending any new project or any rapid development of an existing project: a city plagued with growing pains.

Origin:
1800–10

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growing pains
 
pl n
1.  pains in muscles or joints sometimes experienced by children during a period of unusually rapid growth
2.  difficulties besetting a new enterprise in its early stages

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growing pains pl.n.
Pains in the limbs and joints of children or adolescents, frequently occurring at night and often attributed to rapid growth but arising from various unrelated causes.

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