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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!
See also: bull, by, grab, horn
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grab

/take the bull by the horns
To deal with a problem directly and resolutely.
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When she fell she grabbed hold of the shelf with all the milk pails and stewpans on it, and it gave way and went down with her and made a splendid crash.
She rushed forward and grabbed her child, casting a terrible look of indignation at the girl.
The little dog barked and made a dive for the shaggy man's leg; but he grabbed the dog by the neck and put it in his big pocket along with the apples.
Toto grabbed a finger and bit it; the shaggy man took his hand out of that pocket quickly, and said "Oh!"
"I recall Comelec Director James Jimenez mentioned that when they saw the opportunity of partnering with they Grab, they right away grabbed it, because they are aware of the reach of Grab not only on the commuters, but also on the day-to-day lives of Filipinos," Hosaka remarked.
The land that you have cleared and grabbed belongs to rightful owners who have valid titles and full legitimate right to manage the land,' Min said in the notification.