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be as cute as a button

To be pleasing in appearance and/or temperament. This phrase is most often applied to children and females. Your little girl is as cute as a button in that frilly dress. Katie is pretty and has such a sweet disposition—she's as cute as a button.
See also: button, cute

(as) cute as a bug's ear

Completely adorable. Your puppy is just as cute as a bug's ear! Look at his big eyes!
See also: cute, ear

*cute as a bug's ear

very cute. (*Also: as ~.) That little baby is cute as a bug's ear.
See also: cute, ear

cute as a button

Also, cute as a bug's ear. Pretty or attractive in a dainty way, as in That baby is cute as a button. Cute originally was a shortening of acute, for "sharp-witted and clever," but in the early 1800s it also took on its current meaning. Other than that buttons and bug's hearing organs can be small, there is no good explanation for these similes.
See also: button, cute

(as) cute as a ˈbutton

(American English) (usually used about a baby or a child, or somebody/something small) very attractive and charming: Kate is four, and as cute as a button!
See also: button, cute
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