draw in one's horns


: 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.

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“Draw in one's horns.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draw%20in%20one%27s%20horns. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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