Meaning of “take the bull by the horns” in the English Dictionary

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"take the bull by the horns" in British English

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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)

"take the bull by the horns" in American English

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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)

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