draw in one's horns

draw in one's horns
phrasal
: to act more conservatively or cautiously than at some former time

he'd better draw in his horns if he wants to keep out of trouble

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draw in one's horns
To moderate one's ardour or pretensions
To curtail or restrict one's activities, spending, etc
horn

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draw (or pull) in one's horns
become less assertive or ambitious

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • draw in one's horns — See: PULL IN ONE S HORNS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw in one's horns — See: PULL IN ONE S HORNS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw\ in\ one's\ horns — • pull in one s horns • draw in one s horns v. phr. informal 1. To reduce your boasts; calm down from a quarrel; back down on a promise. He said he could beat any man there single handed, but he pulled in his horns when Jack came forward. 2. To… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • draw in one's horns — ► draw (or pull) in one s horns become less assertive or ambitious. Main Entry: ↑horn …   English terms dictionary

  • draw in one's horns — (Colloq.) Repress one s ardor, restrain one s pride, cease boasting, pull in one s horns …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • draw in one's horns — spend less money Their company is not doing well so they will have to draw in their horns for awhile …   Idioms and examples

  • draw (or pull) in one's horns — become less assertive or ambitious. → horn …   English new terms dictionary

  • pull\ in\ one's\ horns — • pull in one s horns • draw in one s horns v. phr. informal 1. To reduce your boasts; calm down from a quarrel; back down on a promise. He said he could beat any man there single handed, but he pulled in his horns when Jack came forward. 2. To… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pull in one's horns — or[draw in one s horns] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To reduce your boasts; calm down from a quarrel; back down on a promise. * /He said he could beat any man there single handed, but he pulled in his horns when Jack came forward./ 2. To cut back… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pull in one's horns — or[draw in one s horns] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To reduce your boasts; calm down from a quarrel; back down on a promise. * /He said he could beat any man there single handed, but he pulled in his horns when Jack came forward./ 2. To cut back… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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