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growing pains

growing pains

Date: Sep 29 2004


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“It was almost like that record was our growing pains record. It was so hard to make and it took so long with so much effort.”
- Gwen Stefani, in an interview with Upfront magazine


1. Definition - Study the definition.

we experience growing pains when change is difficult or uncomfortable; sometimes they are physical, other times they are emotional or psychological

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

The first time I heard the phrase growing pains, I was in the 4th grade. Someone in the 6th grade said that they were having growing pains. I was terrified that I would get them eventually. I never had physical growing pains like that other kid, but I had emotional growing pains. These are the feelings that come when changing, or growing is difficult. Growing pains can be personal or for a group. My band is having growing pains right now. The excitement of being a new band is over and we are growing up. It’s hard because you never know what could happen in the future. For me, a lot of the growing pains we experience are from learning new things and not knowing what the future will bring.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

””Mom! My knees hurt! I think I’m having growing pains.”“

””The first couple of years of starting your own business are hard. You have to go through the whole growing pains process before you can really do well.”“

””Our relationship went through a lot of growing pains in the first couple of years, but now everything seems to be just fine. I guess the pain was worth it.”“


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

It means something that is hard to accomplish and once you do, you make a big progress.
by Yi (Hangzhou, China)
growing pains ,it’s meaning that a difficult experiences and hard time in our growing process.
by liu (zhejiang, china)
the i think to say something is a ‘growing pains’ thing, then it must have brought us a lot of trouble, a lot of pains to do it.
by memysugar (guangzhou, china)
i think that the meaning fo the phrase “growing pains” is:
when you feel the pains grows up, amd you feel sad for this.
by CARLOS (valledupar, Colombia)
Something that causes you trouble.
by paola (pasto, colombia)
Growing pains,I think it means some things you go through,some feelings you express,a life you endure when you grow up.It is history that record your growing experiences.
by xie (wuxi, china)
Growing pains mean done painstakingly with great effort
by Cheri (Dumaguete City, Philippines)
growing pains is all the feelings and experiences you have when you grow up from a little child to an adult
by yan (Suzhou, China)
I think that growing pains means, when you want to do something and you make a great afford to realize that…
by Yarineth Hernández (Panama, Panama)
growing pains“means that something will have efforts on us during our whole life.
by duoyi (Chengdu, China)
very laborious , and more and more difficult
by Lu (Beijing, China)
Something “growing pains” is the thing that when you do it, “the pains grow”! It mesomethig difficult and demanding to
by Cristina (Lima, Peru)
ans you get many difficulties on the way, the more you carry on, the more obstacles you get.
by Pinkie (Hanoi, Vietnam)
meaning, the young shall grow.
by mogaji umar (LAGOS , Nigeria)

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