Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pull_in_one's_horns

1 sense of pull in one's horns

Sense 1
retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw -- (make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; "We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; "He backed out of his earlier promise"; "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns")

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