pull in one's horns

idiom

Definition of pull 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 pull in their horns.

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“Pull in one's horns.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20in%20one%27s%20horns. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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