take the bull by the horns
To take definite action and not care about risks; act bravely in a difficulty.
"Взять быка за рога"; смело действовать в трудной ситуации; предпринимать действия не заботясь о последствиях.
He decided to take the bull by the horns and demand a raise in salary even though it might cost him his job.
After three years of faithful service, Jake decided to take the bull by the horns and ask his boss for a raise.
Vic has been engaged to Laura for a long time now, and I know that he loves her. He should take the bull by the horns and ask her to marry him.