Translation of "grasp the nettle" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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grasp the nettle

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C2 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。

(Translation of “grasp the nettle” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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