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take matters into your own hands

to deal with a problem yourself because the people who should have dealt with it have failed to do so: When the police failed to catch her son's murderer, she decided to take matters into her own hands.
Translations of “take matters into your own hands”
in Chinese (Traditional) 親自處理問題…
in Chinese (Simplified) 亲自处理问题…
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