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come to heel

If a person or organization comes to heel, they agree to obey, usually because they have been forcefully persuaded to do so.
(Definition of come to heel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “come to heel”
in Chinese (Simplified) (人或组织)被迫服从,就范…
in Chinese (Traditional) (人或組織)被迫服從,就範…
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