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buttoned-up

[buht-nd-uhp] /ˈbʌt ndˈʌp/
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
1935-1940
1935-40
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buttoned-up

adjective

Neat; trim; prim: Betty Crocker's very serious, buttoned-up, orderly (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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