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grasp the nettle

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to force yourself to be brave and do something that is difficult or unpleasant
迫使自己迎难而上;果断处理棘手的问题;破釜沉舟
You've been putting off making that phone call for days - I think it's about time you grasped the nettle!
那个电话你拖了好几天都没有打—— 我觉得你应该果敢地去面对这个问题。
Brave and courageousCoping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring
Translations of “grasp the nettle”
in Chinese (Traditional) 迫使自己迎難而上, 果斷處理棘手的問題, 破釜沉舟…
(Definition of grasp the nettle from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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