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back in (one's) box
Returned to a position in which one attracts less notice or attention. If the boss reprimands him, it should put him back in his box, finally.
back in your boxno 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.