buttoned-up

[buht-nd-uhp]
adjective
1.
carefully planned, operated, supervised, etc.: one of the most buttoned-up companies in the business.
2.
conservative, as in professional style or manner: Employers are looking for buttoned-up types.

Origin:
1935–40

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Example sentences
Wearing a buttoned-up light cotton jacket over a casual mid-length dress can give it a new look for an additional wardrobe option.
The buttoned-up marry the buttoned-down, the glitzy wed the discreet.
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