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English definition of “bring/call sth/sb to heel”

bring/call sth/sb to heel

to order a dog to come close to youWalking and walkers to force someone to obey youControlling and being in charge
(Definition of bring/call sth/sb to heel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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