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button

1. noun, informal The point of the chin, especially as the target of a punch. He got punched right on the button, and his entire jaw shattered.
2. noun, vulgar slang The clitoris.
3. verb, informal To close one's mouth or lips. I knew should button my lip before I said something offensive. Why don't you just button that pie hole of yours before I come over there and put my fist through your teeth?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

button

1. n. the termination of a recitation; the punch line of a joke; a zinger. (The equivalent of a button punched to signal a response.) When I got to the button, I realized that I had told the whole joke wrong.
2. n. a police officer’s badge or shield. The guy flashed his button, so I let him in.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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