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As bright as a button - AS BRIGHT AS A BUTTON




Idiom Origins


In early use bacon also referred to fresh pork, the meat most readily available to rural people.


bright as a button in a sentence


The expression is frequently used to describe children who are quick and clever.



Bright as a button This is a 19th century expression with most probably a military origin in that military uniforms in those days were adorned with shiny, brass buttons.







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It is from this sense that the current meaning of broad in the beam developed.



In a military campaign, burning your boats or bridges would make escape or retreat impossible.



The term as bright as a button is a play on words.





Related Idioms and Phrases : burn your bridges commit yourself irrevocably.






Description: It is from this sense that the current meaning of broad in the beam developed.

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In early use bacon also referred to fresh pork, the meat most readily available to rural people.
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    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
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    Bright as a button definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary COBUILD idioms Example sentences Definition of 'bright as a button' [mainly British, old-fashioned] intelligent, full of energy, or very cheerful She was as bright as a button and sharp as anything. If it had been her running the company, it might still be OK.
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    Examples of 'bright as a button' in a sentence Go to the dictionary page of bright as a button Examples from Collins dictionaries She was as bright as a button and sharp as anything. If it had been her running the company, it might still be OK. Examples from the Collins Corpus
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    used generally to express surprise or outrage at someone's daring to carry out a particular act, especially a crime, during the day, when anyone could see it. it is as broad as it is long there's no significant difference between two possible alternatives - informal as bright as a button : as bright as a button To HOME PAGE
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    Definition of was as bright as a button in the Idioms Dictionary. was as bright as a button phrase. What does was as bright as a button expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary.
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