Definition of on the button in English:

on the button

informal , chiefly US
1Punctually: we arrived at 5.20 on the button
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  • On another day trip, we heeded the lure of Cordoba, spirited there by a train that left on the button and arrived on the nail.
  • I was pleased when I was there to see everyone get in on time and lessons started right on the button.
  • From All Cannings Bridge, I was picked up on the button by a Wigglybus, a pleasing local speciality: it wiggles away from its scheduled route by appointment made on the phone.
1.1Exactly right: the programme is right on the button every time
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  • The Lingard and Neil Law three-quarter partnership is not yet on the button but it was spot-on when the latter put the former in for his second.
  • Diva may be an overused word, but it's bang on the button here.
  • He would advise property developers on how to get funding and seemed to be quite on the button, quite switched on.
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