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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

  (mainly American informal)
if something happens at a particular time or is a particular amount on the button, it happens at exactly that time or is exactly that amount We always sit down to eat at 6.00 on the button.
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(right) on the button

  (mainly American informal)
if a remark is on the button, it is exactly right Your remarks about Tim were right on the button. He's arrogant, rude and selfish.
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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

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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