cute

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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

Adorable; very cute. 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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Readers will then be invited to vote for the child they think is the cutest, and the top 40 children who receive the most votes will be revealed in the newspaper as our finalists on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
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The deal was brokered on behalf of the private landlord by Cooke & Arkwright and the move comes as Cutest invests more than PS35,000 in testing equipment including a Canfield Visia Imaging Booth from the USA and a Skicon Moisture Meter from Japan.
Everhard's photo taken from her bedroom window of robin mom and two hungry babies won in the category of Cutest Bird Family.
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THERE'S still time to enter your cat or dog in our competition to find the cutest pet in the land - and see them front a campaign for Asda pet food.
There are two prizes to be won for the cutest cat and dog.
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In his weekly Torah column, Liel Leibovitz is confronted with the story of the Ark and recalls the "Noah Conundrum": When he had one animal to save (a rescue puppy to adopt), he chose the cutest.
When it comes to the cutest hug, we just couldn't say no to any of these three great photos, so here we have a three-way tie:
This one follows the trail of surely the cutest animal alive, the pygmy elephant (above).