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…things that need to be ironed out…

The phrasal verb to iron something out means to solve or fix small details or problems.

e.g. The project is 99% complete now. We’ve just got a few small issues to iron out and then we’ll be done.

…we’re going to pick up speed…

If something is picking up speed, then it is accelerating.

e.g. Tom started off by jogging very slowly, but gradually picked up speed as he warmed up.

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