Idiom: Take the bull by its horns
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.Country: International English | Subject Area: Animals | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Grab the bull by its horns
- Mess with a bull, you get the horns
- Horns of a dilemma
- Red rag to a bull
- Cock and bull story
- Bull in a China shop
- Hit the bull's-eye
- Lock horns
- Bull session
- Angry as a bull
- Bull market
- Like a bull at a gate
- Strong like bull, dumb like stump
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