take the bit in one's mouth

also[take the bit in one's teeth] {adv. phr.} To have your own way; take charge of things; take control of something. * /When Mary wanted something, she was likely to take the bit in her teeth and her parents could do nothing with her./ Compare: TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS, TAKE THE LAW INTO ONE'S OWN HANDS.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • take\ the\ bit\ in\ one's\ mouth — • take the bit in one s mouth • take the bit in one s teeth adv. phr. To have your own way; take charge of things; take control of something. When Mary wanted something, she was likely to take the bit in her teeth and her parents could do nothing …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take the bit in one's mouth — also[take the bit in one s teeth] {adv. phr.} To have your own way; take charge of things; take control of something. * /When Mary wanted something, she was likely to take the bit in her teeth and her parents could do nothing with her./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ the\ bit\ in\ one's\ teeth — • take the bit in one s mouth • take the bit in one s teeth adv. phr. To have your own way; take charge of things; take control of something. When Mary wanted something, she was likely to take the bit in her teeth and her parents could do nothing …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take the law into one's own hands — {v. phr.} To protect one s supposed rights or punish a suspected wrongdoer without reference to a court. An overused expression. * /When the men of the settlement caught the suspected murderer, they took the law into their own hands and hanged… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the law into one's own hands — {v. phr.} To protect one s supposed rights or punish a suspected wrongdoer without reference to a court. An overused expression. * /When the men of the settlement caught the suspected murderer, they took the law into their own hands and hanged… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ the\ law\ into\ one's\ own\ hands — v. phr. To protect one s supposed rights or punish a suspected wrongdoer without reference to a court. An overused expression. When the men of the settlement caught the suspected murderer, they took the law into their own hands and hanged him to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take the bull by the horns — {v. phr.}, {informal} To take definite action and not care about risks; act bravely in a difficulty. * /He decided to take the bull by the horns and demand a raise in salary even though it might cost him his job./ Compare: TAKE THE BIT IN ONE S… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the bull by the horns — {v. phr.}, {informal} To take definite action and not care about risks; act bravely in a difficulty. * /He decided to take the bull by the horns and demand a raise in salary even though it might cost him his job./ Compare: TAKE THE BIT IN ONE S… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ the\ bull\ by\ the\ horns — v. phr. informal To take definite action and not care about risks; act bravely in a difficulty. He decided to take the bull by the horns and demand a raise in salary even though it might cost him his job. Compare: take the bit in one s mouth,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • mouth — See: BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN ONE S MOUTH, BUTTER WOULDN T MELT IN ONE S MOUTH, BY WORD OF MOUTH, DOWN IN THE DUMPS or DOWN IN THE MOUTH, FOAM AT THE MOUTH, HEART IN ONE S MOUTH, KEEP ONE S MOUTH SHUT, LAUGH ON THE WRONG SIDE OF ONE S MOUTH,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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