Meaning of “take matters into your own hands” in the English Dictionary

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"take matters into your own hands" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “take matters into your own hands” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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