be as bright as a button

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be as bright as a button

To be intelligent and a quick-thinker. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Ted's as bright as a button, so he'll find a solution to this problem. Of course Ellen is our valedictorian—she's as bright as a button.
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be as bright as a button

  (British & Australian)
to be intelligent and able to think quickly She was bright as a button - always asking questions and quick to help.
See also: bright, button