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English definition of “buttoned-down”


adjective [before noun]     /ˌbʌt.əndˈdaʊn/ US  /ˌbʌt̬-/ (also button-down) US
formal and old-fashioned or boring : a buttoned-down accountant / lawyer How well will Landman's laid-back attitude merge with the more button-down style at Hughes Electronics Corp .?Manners and levels of formalityPolite and respectfulTedious and uninspiring
(Definition of buttoned-down adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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