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    Cool wrong buttonholing

    I have somewhere read a slang word for putting button in the wrong hole. But I can't remember it now. the word, as far as I can remember is linked to drunkenness. Can somebody help me.

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    Re: wrong buttonholing

    Quote Originally Posted by kumarawin View Post
    I have somewhere read a slang word for putting button in the wrong hole. But I can't remember it now. the word, as far as I can remember is linked to drunkenness. Can somebody help me.
    I have come across the word "misbutton" but that is probably not what you are looking for. The only word I can come up with that might apply to your button question and to drunkenness is "cockeyed'.

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    Re: wrong buttonholing

    not a teacher

    The term "unbuttoned" can mean to be uninhibited, perhaps overly so, which could be related to drunkenness in some circumstances.

    Two examples from fraze-it, with the "uninhibited" sense.
    But the film, like the hearts of its protagonists, continues to dwell in a state of unruly, unbuttoned intensity. (nytimes.com)
    Suddenly the craning crowd of 6,000 broke into unbuttoned cheers, while several hundred reporters looked on. (time.com)

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