right on the button


right on the button
(right) on the button mainly American, informal if a remark is on the button, it is exactly right.

Your remarks about Tim were right on the button. He's arrogant, rude and selfish.


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  • (right) on the button — idi inf exact; correct …   From formal English to slang

  • on the button — (right) on the button mainly American, informal if a remark is on the button, it is exactly right. Your remarks about Tim were right on the button. He s arrogant, rude and selfish …   New idioms dictionary

  • on the button — {adv., adj.}, {slang} At the right place; at the heart of the matter. * /John s remark was right on the button./ Compare: ON THE DOT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the button — {adv., adj.}, {slang} At the right place; at the heart of the matter. * /John s remark was right on the button./ Compare: ON THE DOT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ the\ button — • on the dot • on the button I. adv. phr. informal Exactly on time; not early and not late. Susan arrived at the party at 2:00 P.M. on the dot. Ben s plane arrived on the dot. II. adv, adj. slang At the right place; at the heart of the matter.… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the button — AND on the bean mod. exactly the right time or place. □ He was there on time, right on the button. □ I want to see you here at noon on the bean …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • on the button — phrasal exactly < arrived at noon on the button >; also exactly on target ; on the nose < the estimate was right on the button > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • on the button — I adjective being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion his guess was on the nose the prediction for snow was right on the button • Syn: ↑on the nose • Similar to: ↑precise II …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the button — exactly on time I arrived for the meeting right on the button …   Idioms and examples

  • on the button — correct, accurate, dead on, spot on    When Fern guessed my age, she was right on the button: 39 …   English idioms