take matters into your own hands Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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 ​policefailed to ​catch her son's ​murderer, she ​decided to take ​matters into her own ​hands.
(Definition of take matters into your own hands from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “take matters into your own hands”
in Chinese (Simplified) 亲自处理问题…
in Chinese (Traditional) 親自處理問題…
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