take\ the\ bull\ by\ the\ horns

v. phr. informal
To take definite action and not care about risks; act bravely in a difficulty.

He decided to take the bull by the horns and demand a raise in salary even though it might cost him his job.

Compare: take the bit in one's mouth, take the law into one's own hands

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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