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button down

To fasten or secure something in place with buttons. A noun or pronoun can be used between "button" and "down." Button down your pocket so that nothing falls out of it. Button that flap down so it doesn't get blown around by the wind.
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button something down

to fasten something down with buttons. Button your collar down. You look too casually dressed. Please button down your collar.
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It revealed that the dress is supported with buttons down the back.
Duchess of Cambridge's sister donned an Alexander McQueen bridesmaid's dress that hugged her svelte figure and featured buttons down to below her bum.
Their ties (if they wear them ) are tied around their belly button, shirts are open to at least three buttons down, shirt tails are not tucked in, skirts, if that is the term used, resemble wide belts and their shoes would have done the Bay City Rollers proud.
A Ralph Lauren spokeswoman said yesterday: "We have had a few problems with the odd few seams or buttons down at Wimbledon.
It has a belt and large buttons down the front and sleeves
He wears a white gown with very long sleeves and a row of big buttons down the front.