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buttoned-down

adjective [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-back attitude merge with the more button-down style at Hughes Electronics Corp.?
Translations of “buttoned-down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 保守的,守舊的, 缺乏創造力的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保守的,守旧的, 缺乏创造力的…
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