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button-downConservative; conventional; unimaginative.Rate it:

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button-downOf a collar, able to be buttoned down to the shirt, as over a necktie.Rate it:

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button-downSerious; staid; businesslike.Rate it:

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bright as a buttonVery cheery, energetic and upbeat.Rate it:

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button one's lipTo remain silent, especially in order to keep a secret or to avoid saying something inappropriate.Rate it:

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button upTo fasten with a button or buttons.Rate it:

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button upTo fasten all the buttons on a coat, or similar item of clothing, to keep warm.Rate it:

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bright as a buttonVery bright (clever, smart, or crafty)Rate it:

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button noseA nose with a small size and a relatively flat, round shape, usually considered to be dainty or cute in appearance.Rate it:

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button noseA person having such a nose.Rate it:

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button upsay nothingRate it:

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cute as a buttonVery cute.Rate it:

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hot buttonA central issue, concern or characteristic, especially one that motivates people to make a choice.Rate it:

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hot buttonThe principal desire that a salesman needs to "hit" in order to make a sale.Rate it:

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on the buttonExactly, precisely.Rate it:

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press the panic buttonTo start to panicRate it:

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you punched my buttonYour encouragement, reasoning, financial support and confidence that we could succeed turned me around.Rate it:

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buckle downTo put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself.Rate it:

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buttoned-downAlternative form of button-down.Rate it:

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cool downTo cause to become less agitated.Rate it:

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down to a fine artHaving or showing exceptional proficiency.Rate it:

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down to the wireAt the very end of a process or project, especially one with a fast-approaching deadline.Rate it:

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gulp downTo eat very quickly without chewing the food properly.Rate it:

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hold downTo restrain; to check.Rate it:

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knuckle downTo get to work; to focus on a task.Rate it:

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pin downTo attach or secure with pins.Rate it:

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pipe downTo be quiet; to refrain from being noisy.Rate it:

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play downTo make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.Rate it:

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put down forTo record that someone has offered to help, or contribute something.Rate it:

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run downTo hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.Rate it:

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shut downTo close, terminate, or end.Rate it:

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strip downTo remove all of one's clothing.Rate it:

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zoom downTo move quickly along a particular route, list, etc.Rate it:

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boil downAs an allusion to the cooking technique of reducing liquids by heat, one boils down a problem, argument, etc. to its most central elements.Rate it:

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take downTo remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.Rate it:

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cool downTo become cooler, to be reduced in temperature.Rate it:

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quiet downTo become quieter.Rate it:

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cool downTo become less agitated.Rate it:

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fall downTo fall to the ground.Rate it:

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nail downFirm or certain.Rate it:

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scarf downTo eat something quickly.Rate it:

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die downTo become less virulent.Rate it:

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knock downTo hit or knock (something), intentionally or accidentally, so that it falls.Rate it:

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put downTo set down, stop carrying, or place in a low location.Rate it:

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batten downTo close or make watertight, referring to hatches and cargo.Rate it:

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bear downTo approach another vessel from windward.Rate it:

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bear downTo press down on someone.Rate it:

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bear downTo intensify one's efforts.Rate it:

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bear down onTo approach someone in a very determined way.Rate it:

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beat downTo strike with great force.Rate it:

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