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(as) bright as a button

Intelligent and quick thinking. Ted's as bright as a button, so he'll find a solution to this problem. Of course Ellen is our valedictorian—she's bright as a button.
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*bright as a button

intelligent; quick-minded. (Usually used to describe children. *Also: as ~.) Why, Mrs. Green, your little girl is as bright as a button. You can't fool Jane. She may be only six years old, but she's bright as a button.
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bright as a button

mainly BRITISH
If someone is as bright as a button, they are intelligent, full of energy, or very cheerful. She was as bright as a button. If it had been her running the company, it might still be OK. She was in at lunch-time, bright as a button, chatting to that gentleman.
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