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Pull your horns in

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on November 25, 2010 at 22:00

In Reply to: Pull your horns in posted by lucy robbins on November 25, 2010 at 20:26:

: What is the origin of the phrase "pull your horns in"?

The horns in question are those of the snail, who pulls his horns back into his shell whenever he is threatened. (VSD)