Значение идиомы pull in one’s horns

[pull in one’s horns] or [draw in one’s horns] {v. phr.},{informal} 1. To reduce your boasts; calm down from a quarrel; backdown on a promise.

He said he could beat any man theresingle-handed, but he pulled in his horns when Jack came forward.

2.To cut back from one’s usual way of living; reduce spending oractivities; save.

After the business failed, Father had to pull inhis horns.

As one advances in years, it is prudent to pull inone’s horns more and more as to physical activity.

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