- n a hole through which buttons are pushed
- v detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
- The Idea: Free buttonhole flowers.
- If he wasn't satisfied with the answers he got, he'd go up to the executive suites and buttonhole Storms himself.
- There Partner Felix Warburg, a carnation in his buttonhole, summons the eleven partners to conference punctually at 11 a.
- Christian Wulff in Earthtimes
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.
- Stephanie Pearl-McPhee in Christian Science Monitor
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...
- Michael Bond in Times Online
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...