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Take the bull by the horns


Grab an opportunity. Dominate a competition.  Take control over a situation. Imagine being attacked by a bull so to survive you would have to grab the bull, heroically, by the horns and try to control it. (Compare to  Dominate the backboards or Hold the reins.)

“When you are given a difficult task at work, you just have to take the bull by the horns and accomplish the job.”

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