draw in one's horns

Definition of draw in one's horns

  1. :  to begin to behave in a more careful way; especially :  to spend or invest money more carefully The bad economic news has caused many investors to draw in their horns.

Word by Word Definitions

drawplay
  1. :  to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance :  pull : such as

    :  to move (as a covering) over or to one side

    :  to pull up or out of a receptacle or place where seated or carried

  1. :  the act or process of drawing (see 1draw) : such as

    :  a sucking pull on something held with the lips

    :  a removal of a handgun from its holster

hornplay horns
  1. :  one of the usually paired bony processes that arise from the head of many ungulates and that are found in some extinct mammals and reptiles: such as

    :  one of the permanent paired hollow sheaths of keratin usually present in both sexes of cattle and their relatives that function chiefly for defense and arise from a bony core anchored to the skull — see cow illustration

    :  antler


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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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