grab the bull by its horns

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grab the bull by its horns

To approach, confront, or deal with a problem or difficult situation directly and with clear, confident action. I grabbed the bull by its horns and confronted my manager about the blatant sexism in the office. I've been complaining about being out of work for too long—it's time to grab the bull by its horns and go find a job!
See also: bull, grab, horn
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Frank has now grabbed the bull by its horns, so to speak, and really accepted the challenge of finishing off this year and then going from there.