Meaning of “grasp the nettle” in the English Dictionary

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"grasp the nettle" in British English

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grasp the nettle


C2 to force yourself to be brave and do something that is difficult or unpleasant:

You've been putting off making that phone call for days - I think it's about time you grasped the nettle!

(Definition of “grasp the nettle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)