(as) bright as a button

(as) bright as a button

Intelligent and quick thinking. Ted's as bright as a button, so he'll find a solution to this problem. Of course Ellen is our valedictorian—she's bright as a button.
See also: bright, button

*bright as a button

intelligent; quick-minded. (Usually used to describe children. *Also: as ~.) Why, Mrs. Green, your little girl is as bright as a button. You can't fool Jane. She may be only six years old, but she's bright as a button.
See also: bright, button

bright as a button

mainly BRITISH
If someone is as bright as a button, they are intelligent, full of energy, or very cheerful. She was as bright as a button. If it had been her running the company, it might still be OK. She was in at lunch-time, bright as a button, chatting to that gentleman.
See also: bright, button

as bright as a button

intelligently alert and lively. informal
There is a play here on bright in its Old English sense of ‘shiny’ (like a polished metal button) and bright in its transferred sense of ‘quick-witted’, found since the mid 18th century.
See also: bright, button

(as) bright as a ˈbutton

(British English) clever and lively: That child’s as bright as a button! OPPOSITE: (as) thick as two short planks
See also: bright, button
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