(as) bright as a button

(as) bright as a button
informal
intelligently alert and lively.
bright

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • bright as a button — A person who is as bright as a button is very intelligent or smart …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bright as a button — adjective a) Very bright (clever, smart, or crafty) You neednt plague yourself about her no how, because shes bright as a button, and knows all about what you want and what you dont want, as well as a sensible being... b) Very cheery, energetic… …   Wiktionary

  • bright as a button —    A person who is as bright as a button is very intelligent or smart.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • bright as a button — 1) very clever 2) very happy and lively …   English dictionary

  • bright as a button — …   Useful english dictionary

  • as bright as a button — Full of energy and enthusiasm • • • Main Entry: ↑button …   Useful english dictionary

  • (as) bright as a button — (as) bright as a ˈbutton idiom (BrE) intelligent and quick to understand Main entry: ↑brightidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be as bright as a button — British & Australian to be intelligent and able to think quickly. She was bright as a button always asking questions and quick to help …   New idioms dictionary

  • bright — W2S2 [braıt] adj comparative brighter superlative brightest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(light)¦ 2¦(sunny)¦ 3¦(intelligent)¦ 4¦(colours)¦ 5¦(cheerful)¦ 6¦(successful)¦ 7 as bright as a button 8 look …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bright — [ braıt ] adjective *** ▸ 1 with strong color ▸ 2 full of light ▸ 3 intelligent ▸ 4 lively ▸ 5 likely to succeed ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) usually before noun bright colors are strong but not dark: She was wearing a bright red scarf. His eyes are bright… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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