What Is the Origin of the Phrase Cute as a Button?

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Although there isn't a one-hundred percent for sure answer on the origin of the phrase cute as a button, there are some facts we know. The British used to use a term that went 'bright as a button' that basically meant the same thing. The origination of the word cute came from the word acute. It was a popular slang term in 1920's America. Acute also meant bright or clever, so cute as a button may have come from a mistaken pronunciation.
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Origin is unknown. "Cute as a button" refers to how small it is
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It was little, compared to the other machines of its day. It was beige at a time when small computers seemed to imitate big ones by adopting their blue (Northstar) or khaki (IBM)
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I think its because buttons are cute, and tiny?
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Buttons, at one point, were very ornate and exquisite (which is why the Amish have no buttons; it was considered a sign of vanity) If you were cute as a button, then you were very
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