buttonhole

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detain

Synonyms for buttonhole

a hole through which buttons are pushed

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detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of

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In New York in 2013, Flux Theatre Ensemble will produce Adams's play Sans Merci, directed by Heather Cohn; and Boomerang Theatre will produce Lickspittles, Buttonholers and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens, directed by John Hurley.
Noting this surge in interest, former NDP leader Ed Broadbent, one of electoral reform's staunchest buttonholers, said recently on CBC Radio's "The House" that 15 years ago, people's eyes used to glaze over ten seconds into a conversation on electoral reform; now, he quipped, the glazing starts at 30 seconds.
They include such things as modified kitchen utensils, boxtop openers, buttonholers, and spring-loaded scissors.