reset button

noun
a push button that you press to activate the reset mechanism
Hypernyms: ↑push button, ↑push, ↑button
Part Holonyms: ↑reset

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reset button,
1. a switch used to restore electrical current to a machine after interruption by an internal circuit breaker.
2. Figurative : »

Robert Sisko…who credits ibogaine with ending his cocaine habit, calls ibogaine a “reset button,” not a magic bullet (Alexis Jetter).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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