What does 'Take the bull by its horns' mean?
Meaning: Taking a bull by its horns would be the most direct but also the most dangerous way to try to compete with such an animal. When we use the phrase in everyday talk, we mean that the person we are talking about tackles their problems directly and is not worried about any risks involved.
Contributor: Richard Flynn
Country: International English | Subject Area: Animals | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Mess with a bull, you get the horns
- Grab the bull by its horns
- Lock horns
- Like a bull at a gate
- Bull market
- Angry as a bull
- Bull session
- Bull in a China shop
- Cock and bull story
- Strong like bull, dumb like stump
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