button (something) down

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button (something) down

To fasten or secure something in place with buttons. A noun can be used between "button" and "down." Button down your pocket so that nothing falls out of it.
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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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Hold the buttons down for a few more seconds, then release.
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.
Oh, this is darling,'' said Michelle Mark, 17, as she looked at a little black coat with buttons down the front.
He wears a white gown with very long sleeves and a row of big buttons down the front.
For example, a long-sleeve dress made of heavyweight cotton with buttons down the front and ties in the back costs $65 in high-end department stores.