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On the button   /ɑn ðə bˈətən/   Listen
On the button

adverb
1.
Just as it should be.  Synonyms: exactly, on the dot, on the nose, precisely.






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"On the button" Quotes from Famous Books



... and pressed the electric button which should have rung a bell in her maid's bedroom on the top floor. She kept her finger on the button for ...
— The Tracer of Lost Persons • Robert W. Chambers

... huge orbs wavered not at all, filling him with an unnameable dread, while the strong odor of musk assailed his nostrils. The flashlight slipped from between Nelson's fingers and, no longer having his thumb on the button, flickered out. ...
— Astounding Stories, February, 1931 • Various

... John. These had compelled earlier action, yet no radical change in plans, as the machinery was already prepared and in position. Luck had been with the conspirators when Frederick called in Enright to draw up the will. What followed was merely the pressure of his finger on the button. ...
— The Strange Case of Cavendish • Randall Parrish

... determined to have his own way. But the house was dark from cellar to roof. Every window was closed although it was a warm night. He sprang up the steps and rang the bell. He rang again, and then kept his finger on the button ...
— Black Oxen • Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

... mercy. He was bending over, with an anxious expression of countenance, and focussing his camera on the back of the Princess Aline, when Carlton approached from the rear. As the young man put his finger on the button of the camera, Carlton jogged his arm with his elbow, and pushed the ...
— The Princess Aline • Richard Harding Davis

... bloom on the button-bush under a magnifying glass to appreciate its perfection of detail. After counting two hundred and fifty minute florets, tightly clustered, one's tired eyes give out. A honey-ball, with a well of nectar in each of these narrow ...
— Wild Flowers, An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and - Their Insect Visitors - - Title: Nature's Garden • Neltje Blanchan

... Symon, who had an automatic finger on the button, saying: "No, leave all the lights on. It's a sort ...
— The Man Who Knew Too Much • G.K. Chesterton



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