button-down button-down

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) unimaginatively conventional
  2. (adj) of a shirt; having the ends of the collar fastened down by buttons

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In a business where buyers traditionally go to sellers, Jonathan Logan has more than 60 button-down salesmen constantly visiting the trade, testing trends, reporting on sales.
  2. She took pride in being a pioneer, part of the first wave of women fighting to be taken seriously in the bureau's male-dominated, button-down culture.
  3. Husky, chest hair peeking up from his button-down shirt and punctuating sentences with one raised eyebrow, Oxfeld looks the part.

News

  1. Cards' Wacha earns first career win

    Michael Wacha had combed his hair and dressed in a button-down shirt, all ready at his locker not long after a beer shower to celebrate his first major league win.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fox Sports

  2. Wacha earns 1st win, Cardinals beat Mets 9-2

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Wacha had combed his hair and dressed in a button-down shirt, all ready at his locker not long after a beer shower to celebrate his first major league win.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Feds arrest 'button-down bandit' bank robbery suspect

    The "button-down bandit" wanted in connection with at least eight bank robberies in the East Bay since March was arrested in West Oakland on Monday, according to the FBI. James Quindale Page, 42, of Pittsburg, was arrested Monday morning as a result of the "button-down bandit" serial bank robber investigation. According to the FBI, Antioch and Walnut Creek police, along with FBI agents, arrested ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KTVU

Quotes

  1. Woods, with 14 majors to his name and a fortune built on endorsements, may have delivered an apology "out of sync with his button-down public demeanor, but it was very much in line with his sportsmanship," Stanley added. "And that's something...
    on Feb 20, 2010 By: Alessandra Stanley Source: AFP

  2. "If he's wearing it to his son's graduation," Bergmann says, "I don't mind, but ...... there could be a better choice, more appropriate to the occasion. A button-down. A polo. But if they want to support their team, that's great. Go buy all...
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Jason Bergmann Source: WRAL.com

  3. "I dreamt about this day since I was a little girl on a ranch in Alaska," Jewel said. "It was relaxed and romantic. I wore a traditional wedding gown and diamonds, and he wore jeans and a button-down shirt. Ty's definitely my perfect prince."
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Jewel Kilcher Source: thebahamasweekly.com

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