on the button




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - on the button

"on the button"

exactly, precisely

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - on the button

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Do you remember your prediction about whether or not the boss would approve my project?

Colleague 2: Yes. I thought that there would be a little reluctance at first but that with some some convincing that your project would be approved.

Colleague 1: You were right on the button. That is exactly what happened.

Colleague 2: Congratulations.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - on the button

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: You said that you would arrive at six o'clock.

Friend 2: And what time is it now?

Friend 1: Six o'clock on the button.

Friend 2: There you go. I am exactly on time.

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on the button - Usage:

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on the button - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for on the button.




on the button - Examples:

1)  The section describing life after the trail was right on the button in my opinion, and is the best description I've read to date.

2)  In this case, I think Alison's advice is right on the button -- be open to contact, but clear that if it violates health or privacy ...

3)  You are right on the button in your analysis.

4)  They're both right on the button. Reading those books set me free. 

5)  The soundtrack was monumental and right on the button for the subject matter in the movie.

6)  What Costolo said was right on the button and blatantly obvious -- it's a media distribution channel. 

7)  You are right on the button! Obama won by using the most classic marketing technique there is.

8)  ... sarcasm and tongue-in-cheek jokes, sometimes nonsense, but too often unsettlingly right on the button.

9)  You are right on the button. Well said. 

10)  Gruber is usually on the button with his commentary. His opinions are definitely his own. 

11)  I think Charles Stross is right on the button when he says that a lot of people don't realise the potential threat Amazon ...

12)  You are right on the button with this one. More and more brides are letting their bridesmaids choose their own ...

13)  Very interesting material. From my experience, you are right on the button in many ways.

14)  I think he's deft, insightful, and generally right on the button. I've been reading the New Yorker since the third grade and have always ...

15)  You know, I stand corrected and you are right on the button. I should have known better and am mature enough to admit when I'm ...

16)   Jane is right on the button. Global corporations are gutting us and giving all our jobs and innovations ...

17)  To my mind, your 5 points are right on the button, especially the last one.

18)  However, the fans have been right on the button about three things so far:

19)  I can't thank you enough, and you're right. You're right on the button.

20)  He says some things in here that are right on the button. For example: "Liberalism multiplies and reinforces its own mistakes."