iron out something

iron out something
iron out (something) to solve all problems that are still left.

The two sides need to keep talking until they iron out their differences.

Etymology: based on the literal meaning of iron out small folds in cloth (= to use a small, heated device to make cloth smooth)

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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