come\ to\ heel

• to heel
• bring to heel
• come to heel
adj. phr.
1. Close behind.

The dog ran after a rabbit, but Jack brought him to heel.

2. Under control; to obedience.

When Peter was sixteen, he thought he could do as he pleased, but his father cut off his allowance, and Peter soon came to heel.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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