draw in one's horns
Definition of 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.
Word by Word Definitions
: to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance : pull : such as
: to move (something, such as a covering) over or to one side
: to pull up or out of a receptacle or place where seated or carried
: 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
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