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take the bull by the horns

to do something difficult in a brave and determined way: Why don't you take the bull by the horns and tell him to leave?
(Definition of take the bull by the horns from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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take the bull by the horns

to deal with a difficult situation in a very direct way: I took the bull by the horns and confronted him about his mistreatment of the workers.
(Definition of take the bull by the horns from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “take the bull by the horns”
in Chinese (Simplified) 当机立断, 大胆应对困难…
in Chinese (Traditional) 當機立斷, 大膽應對困難…
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