Meaning of “bring/call sth/sb to heel” in the English Dictionary

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"bring/call sth/sb to heel" in British English

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bring/call sth/sb to heel

to order a dog to come close to you

to force someone to obey you

(Definition of “bring/call sth/sb to heel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)