This is partly a concession to the buttoned-up neighborhood.
The GOP leadership is too hierarchical, too buttoned-up, too cautious, too boring.
Such an interesting social commentary— contrasting the hippie Jagger and the buttoned-up gangster.
Indeed, during her short time on the stand Cheri revealed a very different personality than her buttoned-up husband.
We ask our celebrities to pour their hearts out, and then chastise them if they stain our buttoned-up shirts.
Every one I saw was buttoned-up and great-coated, and I was sensible of as great a change in humanity as in nature.
But Mr Tite Barnacle was a buttoned-up man, and consequently a weighty one.
And at the funeral two young men in buttoned-up uniforms stood beside the grave and spoke to her afterwards.
There is none of the buttoned-up aspect of Europeans about him.
Nigel Debrullier looks the buttoned-up Pastor Manders, even to caricature.
Neat; trim; prim: Betty Crocker's very serious, buttoned-up, orderly (1970s+)