Taken matters into her own hands - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
take matters into (one's) own hands (redirected from taken matters into her own hands)
take matters 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). 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.
take matters into your own ˈhands do something yourself, because you are tired of waiting for somebody else to do it: The police were doing nothing about finding my car, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and look for it myself.
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By RICHARD SMITH TEENAGER Claire Fear is so fed up with being out of work she's taken matters into her own hands