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button-down

1. adjective Having or fastened together by buttons, as of a shirt or shirt collar. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. We're going to a nice restaurant for dinner, so be sure to wear a button-down shirt, please!
2. adjective Conservative, unimaginatively conventional, or old-fashioned, as of a person's clothing, attitude, behavior, or beliefs. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. He spent his entire adult life as a button-down clerk, so when he turned 65, he decided it was time for adventure.
3. noun A shirt that has a collar and buttons extending down the full length of its front. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I've got a date tonight, so I'm going to buy a nice button-down for the occasion.
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There was a selection of navy blue cotton blazers, striped button-down shirts and tees.
Upton had her hair in a bun with a blue scarf, while Verlander was wearing a white button-down shirt.
Paired with a button-down blouse, pumps, and red lipstick, this smart midi is sure to make a big statement in the office.
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ON EVAN: SHOES: Cole Haan Tucker Venetian in French roast, $145; SUNGLASSES: Wave Killer by Costa Del Mac $219; SHIRT: wrinkle-free green gingham button-down from Reed's Brand, $85; PANTS: Mountain Khakis, $82.
The button-down shirt is ideal for trips on the boat or to the tiki bar.
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A patriotic Woolrich talks proudly about his range of threads, saying: "When someone walks down the street in a button-down and khakis, the bad guy gets a glimmer of fear, wondering: "Is he packing or not?
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Zoe, unfortunately, is not a fan of dressing up in sexy outfits, adding: "But if you dress me in jeans and a button-down blouse, I feel very sexy, feminine and powerful.
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Not surprisingly, some neighbors object, including Matthew Broderick's button-down, uptight leader of the local winter festival.