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Meaning of “draw/pull in your horns” in the English Dictionary

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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.
(Definition of draw/pull in your horns from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “draw/pull in your horns”
in Chinese (Simplified) 行为收敛, (尤指)减少开支…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行為收斂, (尤指)減少開支…
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