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Meaning of “come to heel” in the English Dictionary

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come to heel

If a ​person or ​organization comes to heel, they ​agree to ​obey, usually because they have been ​forcefullypersuaded 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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