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Growing pains   /grˈoʊɪŋ peɪnz/   Listen
Growing pains

noun
1.
Pain in muscles or joints sometimes experienced by children and often attributed to rapid growth.
2.
Emotional distress arising during adolescence.
3.
Problems that arise in enlarging an enterprise (especially in the early stages).






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"Growing pains" Quotes from Famous Books



... and there were times when he seemed frail and to need care, and the doctor said he was rheumatic. This, however, he denied, declining companionship while he insisted that the sharp pains which occasionally twisted his brow were only growing pains which he was glad to endure as not having got his growth in his first childhood, he was "'bleeged to wrastle wid it in de second," and, "of course," he added, "it comes harder when a man's ...
— Daddy Do-Funny's Wisdom Jingles • Ruth McEnery Stuart

... had no such fancies in our heads that night, had we? We didn't think that each side road we passed looked as if it led to fairyland—more fools we! But I was always a fool. I see that now, when my brain is suddenly seized with growing pains. ...
— The Lightning Conductor Discovers America • C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel)



Words linked to "Growing pains" :   hurting, painfulness, pain, problem, trouble



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