button buster

majalena

Senior Member
croatian
Hi everyone!

Does anyone know what would "button buster" mean in the following context - there's a kid buying a taco dog from a taco truck. The guy selling tacos gives him his taco dog and asks him: "Anything else", and the kid answer."And a button buster". I have no idea what the kid meant by that... Can anyone please help me?
Thank you very much in advance!
 
  • Miss Julie

    Senior Member
    English-U.S.
    I have never heard of a "taco dog," but apparently the vendor sells an item that will make you so full that the buttons on your shirt will bust (pop off your shirt). :eek:
     
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    Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    The term "button buster" has been used for any number of foods that have the effect that Miss Julie mentioned. Here's another example. Without knowing more about this taco truck, or at least about the usual menu of a taco truck in that area (where?), there's no way to know exactly what their specific "button buster" is.
     

    majalena

    Senior Member
    croatian
    Thank you both for your answer!
    Egmont, this term comes from a movie that takes place in Washington (not Washington DC)..
     
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