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English definition of “draw/pull in your horns”

draw/pull in your horns

to behave in a more careful way than you did before, especially by spending less money : He'll have to draw in his horns now he's lost his job .Budgeting and saving money
(Definition of draw/pull in your horns from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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