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QP
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 12:33:01 AM
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Hi friends,

Please see the below sentence. It is from a series.

I have an investment idea. I think is utterly unique to your company. Something avant-garde,
Yet nostalgic. It is the perfect way for you to loosen the top button of Jack, inc.,

I do not understand the meaning of the bold words. Could you please help to explain.

Thank you
QP
palapaguy
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 12:59:13 AM

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QP wrote:
Hi friends,

Please see the below sentence. It is from a series.

I have an investment idea. I think is utterly unique to your company. Something avant-garde,
Yet nostalgic. It is the perfect way for you to loosen the top button of Jack, inc.,

I do not understand the meaning of the bold words. Could you please help to explain.

Thank you
QP

I've not heard that before, but I guess it means to loosen the top button of one's dress shirt, to remove the tie, to become more casual and relaxed.
Romany
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 4:52:04 AM
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It's not an accepted idiom but is easy to get the meaning of, as Palapaguy says.

Permission to loosen the top button ( It doesn't *always* include taking the tie off!) is something often given in tropical countries...and madly looked forward to! So there it could mean when things get too 'hot' this particular investment idea would help?

But I agree that, on hearing/reading this sentence the average person would read/hear it as meaning that this idea will make things just a little more relaxed. (But not too much. After all, loosening one's collar is not exactly like throwing away your business suit and putting on a Hawaiian shirt and and shorts!)

QP
Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 2:59:01 AM
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Thank you all. I get it now.
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 4:48:06 AM

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QP wrote:
Thank you all. I get it now.

And sometimes it's the bottom button:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKRbJ49Yguo



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