- s (British colloquial) not inclined to conversation
- s conservative in professional manner
employers are looking for buttoned-up types
- For the lay reader, there wasn't much in the writing to excite interest, but at the end, the buttoned-up professor unbuttoned a bit.
- The mood on both occasions was funereal; it might have been touching to see two such buttoned-up guys welling with tears if the corpses weren't their political careers.
- To run the fledgling company, ING hired Kuhlmann, whose buttoned-up career in finance--by age 33, he was a vice president of the Royal Bank of Canada with his own private dining .
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- What to expect from Mike McCoy's Chargers
A look at what to expect as the San Diego Chargers begin the Mike McCoy era: Biggest change to expect: McCoy is a mystery because he became a head coach for the first time at age 40. But from his days as an offensive coordinator and from watching and listening to him, I expect a very straightforward approach. McCoy is a buttoned-up guy who will not be Mr. Rah-Rah. But he is highly detail ...
July 25, 2013 - ESPN Blogs
- Tim DeKay in Los Angeles Times
The relationship that Peter and Neal have is quite complicated,said DeKay, whose character is happily married. "It's not just a buttoned-up cop who gets a little frustrated with the cool ex-con artist. It's more that they do like each...
- Mark Salter in CBS News
Mark Salter, another top aide to McCain, says Obama is running "one buttoned-up, conventional campaign." "Is new politics just stadium-sized crowds and lots of money?"