take (something) into (one's) own hands

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take (something) into (one's) own hands

To deal with, manage, or do something oneself, especially after having relied on others to do it (and perhaps deeming that they did not do it properly or sufficiently). Often used with "matters." This project isn't being managed properly, so I'm just going to have to take matters into my own hands and start supervising the work directly. It's time to take your schoolwork into your own hands—you can't rely on your friends to help you with every class.
See also: hand, own, take
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Chief executive Frances Beecher said: "I am not condoning this - it is not her life that she is taking into her own hands - but it has been proved that the criminal justice system would not make her realise how foolish she had been.