If you'd like the buttons you merely touch where you think they should be.
“I had just wiped the buttons down with some alcohol swipes,” the employee said.
She checks the buttons to make sure that they are all tightly fastened.
buttons that sit way down deep in people's psyches, buttons that are usually dormant, can be activated.
I get to push the buttons and see how they respond, and then try to inform their responses in a positive way.
"You don't touch the buttons and the invention does the rest," he pointed out.
Her name is not buttons; she is not in the least a contemptible nor entirely a comic figure.
The sheen was not yet off the lace and buttons of the youngster in charge.
I knows that, Mahs William; but right is right, and I gwine to pay for them buttons.
They reached just above our knees, and had "Ricardo" embroidered in red cotton on the buttons.
c.1300 (surname Botouner "button-maker" attested from mid-13c.), from Old French boton "a button," originally "a bud" (12c., Modern French bouton), from bouter, boter "to thrust," common Romanic (cf. Spanish boton, Italian bottone), ultimately from Germanic (see butt (v.)). Thus a button is, etymologically, something that pushes up, or thrusts out.
Meaning "point of the chin" is pugilistic slang, by 1921. A button as something you push to create an effect by closing an (electrical) circuit is attested from 1840s. Button-pusher as "deliberately annoying or provocative person" is attested by 1990 (in reference to Bill Gates, in "InfoWorld" magazine, Nov. 19). In the 1980s it meant "photographer."
late 14c., "to furnish with buttons;" early 15c., "to fasten with buttons" (of a garment,) from button (n.) or from Old French botoner (Modern French boutonner), from boton (n.). Related: Buttoned; buttoning. Button-down (adj.) in reference to shirt collars is from 1916.
button but·ton (bŭt'n)
A knob-like structure, device, or lesion.
7 (also button man or button player or button soldier) A low-ranking member of the Mafia; soldier (1960s+ Underworld)