grab the bull by the horns

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grab the bull by the horns

To approach, confront, or deal with a problem or difficult situation directly and with clear, confident action. I grabbed the bull by the 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 the horns and go find a job!
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We let Rovers back in it but grabbed the bull by the horns again.
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Michael Bell's Spiritoftheunion (5-4 favourite) never saw another rival after Paul Mulrennan grabbed the bull by the horns in the SIS Maiden Stakes, while Mark Johnston kept up the winners with an easy success for Opera Fan (9-4 favourite) in the Fossgate Handicap.
The fact that a group of private sector business have grabbed the bull by the horns and really added some new direction to what is a vital sector in our area is really refreshing.
Sometimes when a player goes out on loan they are reluctant but Will has grabbed the bull by the horns in the last two games and has been fantastic.
Nigel Edwards "There was not one person who would have doubted they merited the selection in those teams and they have successfully grabbed the bull by the horns.
He wasn't bowling well just before his debut but grabbed the bull by the horns and took a six-for.
I grabbed the bull by the horns and enrolled in Shape Up at Glasgow Club Tollcross.
In the confusion of O'Neill's arrival in August, Phillips grabbed the bull by the horns and went to Albion.
We then grabbed the bull by the horns and went for it and I'm delighted.
Allan Mackay, who grabbed the bull by the horns on the occasionally far from co-operative Kind Emperor
One local firm that has grabbed the bull by the horns and embraced those developments, is Howells Solicitors, established in 1996 as a result of the demerger of an old established Cardiff-based firm Hallinans.
Surely, it's time we grabbed the bull by the horns and adopted the euro as our currency.
Henry Brooke also grabbed the bull by the horns to lead all the way on Jim Goldie's admirable veteran Los Nadis.