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English definition of “get the bit between your teeth”

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get the bit between your teeth

( US also take the bit between your teeth)
to do what you have decided to do in a forceful and energetic way: She wasn't that interested at first, but she loved it once she got the bit between her teeth.
Translations of “get the bit between your teeth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 果斷做, 義無反顧…
in Chinese (Simplified) 果断做, 义无反顾…
(Definition of get the bit between your teeth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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