pull in one's horns

Verb1.pull in one's horns - 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"
back away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, draw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw
pull a face
pull a fast one on
pull ahead
pull along
pull at
pull away
pull back
pull chain
pull down
pull in
-- pull in one's horns --
pull media
pull off
pull one's weight
pull out
pull out all the stops
pull over
pull round
pull someone's leg
pull strings
pull the leg of
pull the plug
pull the wool over someone's eyes
pull through
pull together
pull up
pull up short
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