word type: poker slang
- When an online poker player is playing erratically or illogically.
Context and Usage
In the context of discussing an online poker play, the term "clicking buttons" may arise as a slightly derogatory but lighthearted way of describing donkish or random playing.
For instance: "What were you doing calling there with deuces? Just clicking buttons?"
The term 'clicking buttons' is extremely similar to the video-gaming phrase 'button mashing'. For example, during a friendly game of Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter, you might say to your opponent, "Dude WTF are you doing...you're just button mashing over there." This would be akin to a heads-up match in which your buddy sucks out on you and you say, "God, all you were doing was clicking buttons...such a luckbox."