back in (one's) box(redirected from back in somebody's box)
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.
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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.
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