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Related to buttoned-up: buttoned down
1. carefully planned, operated, supervised, etc.
2. conservative, as in professional style or manner.
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|Adj.||1.||buttoned-up - (British colloquial) not inclined to conversation|
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
taciturn - habitually reserved and uncommunicative
|2.||buttoned-up - conservative in professional manner; "employers are looking for buttoned-up types"|
conservative - resistant to change