buttoned-down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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buttoned-downadjective [before noun]

uk   /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-backattitudemerge with the more button-down style at Hughes Electronics Corp.?
(Definition of buttoned-down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “buttoned-down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 保守的,守旧的, 缺乏创造力的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保守的,守舊的, 缺乏創造力的…
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