grasp the bull by its/the horns(redirected from they grasped the bull by its horns)
grasp the bull by its/the horns
To approach, confront, or deal with a problem or difficult situation directly and with clear, confident action. I grasped 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 grasp the bull by the horns and go find a job!
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