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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
迫使自己迎難而上;果斷處理棘手的問題;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!
那個電話你拖了好幾天都沒有打—— 我覺得你應該果敢地去面對這個問題。
Brave and courageousCoping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring
Translations of “grasp the nettle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 迫使自己迎难而上, 果断处理棘手的问题, 破釜沉舟…
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