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on the button

exactly right; in exactly the right place; at exactly the right time. That's it! You're right on the button. He got here at one o'clock on the button.
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on the button

Exactly right, precisely, as in Her review of the book was right on the button, or We're supposed to be there at six o'clock on the button. This term may come from boxing, where a punch on the button means "a punch on the chin." [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see on the dot.
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on the button

AMERICAN
If you talk about a time or amount being on the button, you mean that it is exactly that time or amount. He'd say he'd meet us at 10.00 on the button. We double-counted it and it's 975,000 dollars on the button. Compare with right on the button.
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on the button

and on the bean
mod. exactly the right time or place; exactly the right amount. He was there on time, right on the button. That’s the correct total. You hit it right on the bean.
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on the button

Exactly; precisely.
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