Definition of draw or pull in one's horns in English:
Become less assertive or ambitious.
- This is not an argument for pulling in our horns.
- Nonetheless, what we should do is to make a serious analytical effort to determine what overseas military commitments make sense and where we should pull in our horns.
- A leader emboldened by four more years, with a greater mandate, is hardly likely to pull in his horns.
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