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    Help me on boldfaced please! Thank you all in advance.

    “Diana’s mythomania was so infectious she could sweep along not only naïve souls […] but also such traditionally button-lipped types.”

    BROWN, Tina – The Diana Chronicles – p. 333, doubleday, 2007 NYC

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    Re: button-lipped

    It means that they are rather inhibited and/or restrained in demeanour and behaviour.

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    Re: button-lipped

    Hi Robuca,

    There is my particularization of the term "button lipped type"

    button lipped type = not cooperative type, (disobliging, unhelpful, unsupported person) (see above the written of Anglika)

    button lipped type = ideal type for bureaucracy (an administrative system in which the need or inclination to follow rigid or complex procedures impedes effective action.

    The "button lipped types" are an exact opposite of the mentioned in your post "naive souls".



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