buttonhole buttonhole  /ˈbə tən ˌhoʊl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a hole through which buttons are pushed
  2. (v) detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Idea: Free buttonhole flowers.
  2. If he wasn't satisfied with the answers he got, he'd go up to the executive suites and buttonhole Storms himself.
  3. There Partner Felix Warburg, a carnation in his buttonhole, summons the eleven partners to conference punctually at 11 a.

News

  1. Tech Pushes to Keep Its Spoils in Immigration Bill

    The technology industry this week dispatched executives and entrepreneurs to buttonhole lawmakers and rallied people to mount a digital campaign on Congress.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Bits Blog: Tech Pushes to Keep Its Spoils in Immigration Bill

    The technology industry this week dispatched executives and entrepreneurs to buttonhole lawmakers and rallied people to mount a digital campaign on Congress.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

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Quotes

  1. "The start is important - if you button a cardigan and start with the wrong buttonhole, you can continue buttoning but it won't close properly," Wulff said.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Christian Wulff Source: Earthtimes

  2. "Think of how freeing this is as a knitter," says Pearl-McPhee, whose blog can be found at yarnharlot.ca/blog. "Up until blogging, if you knit a [bad] buttonhole you might be stuck until you can get to a knitting store. Now, I can take a...
    on Oct 6, 2005 By: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. Nor did we expect to be tripped up by jealousy, bureaucracy, trades unions and political correctness - or that we would be naive enough to entrust our business to what Michael calls "the kind of hail-fellow-well-met character who might buttonhole...
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: Michael Bond Source: Times Online

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