buttonholing


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buttonholing

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A popular term for a clinical finding in cutaneous neurofibromatosis, in which compressed tumours seem to “pop” through openings in the deep dermis in a button-like fashion.
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Designed as one long self-justification, the movie commences with Stern buttonholing a mortified beauty (Carol Alt) who was unlucky enough to draw the seat next to him on a fully booked, cross-country flight.
Buttonholing reluctant voters who really don't to be accosted by anyone, particularly MPs begging for attention - even if Mo Mowlam is one of the Government's few success stories.