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Push a button

verb phrase

To provoke a response; reach one’s feelings; hit a ”hot button”: Don’t push my button. I haven’t exactly been behind him, pushing and clapping/ The issue of domestic disputes pushes buttons, summons up personal emotions (1980s+)


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