push one's buttons
Definition of push one's buttons
: to do or say something just to make someone angry or upset Don't pay any attention to her. She's just trying to push your buttons. Even though they're both adults now, Rita's brother still knows how to push her buttons.
Word by Word Definitions
: to press against with force in order to drive or impel
: to move or endeavor to move away or ahead by steady pressure without striking
: to thrust forward, downward, or outward
: a vigorous effort to attain an end : drive:
: a military assault or offensive
: an advance that overcomes obstacles
: a small knob or disk secured to an article (as of clothing) and used as a fastener by passing it through a buttonhole or loop
: a usually circular metal or plastic badge bearing a stamped design or printed slogan
: something that resembles a button: such as
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