Button-down



(of a shirt collar) having buttonholes so it can be buttoned to the body of the shirt.
(of a shirt) having a button-down collar.
(especially of attitudes, opinions, etc.) extremely conventional; unimaginative.
Contemporary Examples

Pizza Guy for President! Bryan Curtis January 12, 2011
Naftali Bennett Wants You! Don Futterman December 24, 2012
Teaching ‘The Great Gatsby’ in Chengdu, China Matt Lombardi May 19, 2013
What If Mitt Romney Said What He Really Thought Thursday Night Matt Latimer August 29, 2012

adjective
(of a collar) having points that are fastened to the garment with buttons
(of a shirt) having a button-down collar
Also buttoned-down. conventional or conservative: a button-down corporate culture

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