seize the bull by its/the horns

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seize the bull by its/the horns

To approach, confront, or deal with a problem or difficult situation directly and with clear, confident action. I seized 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 seize the bull by the horns and go find a job!
See also: bull, by, horn, seize
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