grasp the nettle
- Grasp the nettle(UK) If you grasp the nettle, you deal bravely with a problem.
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grasp the nettle — ► grasp the nettle Brit. tackle a difficulty boldly. Main Entry: ↑nettle … English terms dictionary
grasp the nettle — phrasal : to take positive and decisive steps to deal with a problem : take the bull by the horns * * * grasp the nettle see under ↑nettle1 • • • Main Entry: ↑grasp grasp the nettle To set about an unpleasant task, duty, etc with firmness and… … Useful english dictionary
grasp the nettle — British & Australian to take action immediately in order to deal with an unpleasant situation. I ve been putting off tackling the problem for too long and I think it s time to grasp the nettle … New idioms dictionary
grasp the nettle — (UK) If you grasp the nettle, you deal bravely with a problem. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
grasp the nettle — British to deal with a complicated problem that will probably be very difficult, and may cause political or other problems We ve got to grasp the nettle of prison reform … English dictionary
Grasp the nettle — (UK) If you grasp the nettle, you deal bravely with a problem … Dictionary of English idioms
grasp the nettle — verb To act boldly, especially when there are short term adverse consequences. Hence it was that a few dozen policemen, resolutely grasping the nettle, had no difficulty in handling it. See Also: nettlesome … Wiktionary
grasp the nettle — Brit. tackle a difficulty boldly. → nettle … English new terms dictionary
grasp the nettle — phrasal to act boldly … New Collegiate Dictionary
grasp the nettle — confront problems, deal with difficult situations … English contemporary dictionary