Origin of buttoned-up
Examples from the Web for buttoned-up
We ask our celebrities to pour their hearts out, and then chastise them if they stain our buttoned-up shirts.Welcome to Generation Overshare: Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift, and the Politics of Self-Disclosure|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unlike the buttoned-up Hu, he is sufficiently sure of himself to display a personal side in public.
Such an interesting social commentary— contrasting the hippie Jagger and the buttoned-up gangster.Tom Hiddleston On His Rocker-Vampire in ‘Only Lovers Left Alive,’ ‘Thor 2,’ and ‘Avengers 2’|Marlow Stern|September 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, during her short time on the stand Cheri revealed a very different personality than her buttoned-up husband.Andrew Young Lashes Out at Edwards's Defense Attorney During Cross Examination|Diane Dimond|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The GOP leadership is too hierarchical, too buttoned-up, too cautious, too boring.
Prosperous old gentlemen pacing home, rotund in their buttoned-up coats, had clear drops at the end of their noses.The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown
John Bull has a good heart, which at times he conceals in his fat and phlegm under his well-wadded and buttoned-up coat.Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century|W. H. Davenport Adams
A bell-boy stood there, his buttoned-up figure silhouetted against the lights in the hall.Beth Norvell|Randall Parrish
But Mr Tite Barnacle was a buttoned-up man, and consequently a weighty one.Little Dorrit|Charles Dickens
Nigel Debrullier looks the buttoned-up Pastor Manders, even to caricature.The Art Of The Moving Picture|Vachel Lindsay