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Take the bull by the horns

Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 25, 2007

In Reply to: Take the bull by the horns posted by Charmelle Ross on May 24, 2007

: What does the phrase mean to "take the bull by the horns"?

It means to do something difficult in a determined and confident way; to take the initiative in confronting a difficult position as in "You'll never decide what you want in life by just thinking about it; you must take the bull by the horns and try out a few possibilities."