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See definition of take the bull by the horns on Dictionary.com
  • as incross the Rubicon
  • as inrun the gauntlet
  • as inbuckle down
  • as inface

synonyms for take the bull by the horns

  • bite the bullet
  • choose one's fate
  • jump in with both feet
  • leap into the breach
  • leave a crossroads
  • make one's move
  • pass the Rubicon
  • prendre la balle au bond
  • take for better or worse
  • take the plunge
  • risk
  • confront
  • challenge
  • experience
  • fight
  • oppose
  • take
  • allow
  • meet
  • suffer
  • encounter
  • endure
  • withstand
  • brave
  • resist
  • accost
  • abide
  • contend
  • court
  • brook
  • cross
  • submit
  • sustain
  • brace
  • beard
  • stomach
  • defy
  • bear
  • countenance
  • dare
  • affront
  • tolerate
  • stand
  • venture
  • swallow
  • take it
  • take on
  • tell off
  • deal with
  • run into
  • eyeball
  • be confronted by
  • cope with
  • fly in face of
  • go up against
  • grapple with
  • make a stand
  • square off
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Wycliffe translates the Vulgate: “And it as a modir onourid schal meete hym, and as a womman fro virgynyte schal take him.”
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But it was necessary to take Silan, which the rebels hastened to strengthen, closely followed up by the Spaniards.
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And this summer it seemed to her that she never would be able to take proper care of her nestful of children.
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Where the dampness is excessive the fronds take on an unhealthy appearance, and mould may appear.
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Tell Lady Maude the candid truth, and take shame and blame to yourself, as you deserve.
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He was positive he had seen some one enter the room, go to the chair, and take the money from his pockets.
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