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

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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THE votes have been counted and today we can reveal the winners of our Wales on Sunday cutest kids competition.
Judges will select 10 finalists, and America will determine America's Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction and the $5,000 grand prize winner.
And that's where our loyal readers come in - you will have the chance to vote for the cutest kid, who will be crowned the Liverpool ECHO Baby of the Year 2014.
Cutest Systems was established in 1984 as a spin-off from the University of Wales College of Medicine by Professor Ronnie Marks, who was then head of the Department of Dermatology, together with Dr Peter Dykes and Tony Pearse.
Centre manager Tony Ford said: "We are a nation of pet lovers, and we wanted to celebrate this at Ankerside by finding Tamworth's cutest pet.
Last year's winner, Baby Owen is still giggling over his good fortune after being named America's Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction.
The second round of reader voting will determine the winners of each category, and the child with the most votes overall will be named the South Wales Echo's Cutest Kid 2015.
FORGET Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman and even Geri Halliwell, you are going to have a even tougher time than the celebs when it comes to choosing our Cutest Kids in Wales.
For the third year running we are staging our everpopular Baby of the Year competition to find the region's cutest child.
We're on the hunt to find the cutest, cuddliest, liveliest pet in the area so if you think your pet has what it takes, then why not enter the Birmingham Mail's Pet Idol?
This is your chance for your child to be crowned cutest in the region and have your little one's picture featured in a special Chronicle supplement.
BRITAIN'S cutest convertible is now cheaper, faster and more frugal.
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Yet, working the room in front of a full show band featuring a horn section as well as bustier-clad dancers whose wigs sport the cutest little devil horns, BF barks his way through such raunchy classics as ``Funky Party'' and ``Booty Bus'' like an X-rated James Brown.
The Cutest Class of 2003 in our recent Peoplepost competition can be revealed today as Ysgol Trelawnyd near Dyserth.