back in (one's) box

back in (one's) box

Attracting less notice or attention. If the boss reprimands him, it should put him back in his box, finally.
See also: back, box

back in your box

no longer conspicuous or calling attention to yourself; returned to a low profile. informal
2002 Sunday Herald Since the invasion of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein has been put back in his box and has hardly stirred against the West.
See also: back, box