push the right buttons

idiom

Definition of push the right buttons

informal
: to do the things that are needed to produce a desired effect or result The coach knows how to push all the right buttons to get his players ready for the game.

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“Push the right buttons.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/push%20the%20right%20buttons. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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