Posted by Henry on December 23, 2003
In Reply to: Origin of Saying posted by Sheila on December 23, 2003
: I've searched on this sight for information about the phrase, 'TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS'. If anyone can tell me the origin of this phrase please let me know.
Face up to a problem. I don't think it's from bull fighting. Cowboys are obliged to throw a steer in a rodeo event, so that might be one source. However, the reference may be purely metaphoric rather than literal.