take the bit in

take the bit in
idi or between one's teeth, to reject control; go one's own way

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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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\ 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 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 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 between your teeth — get/take/the bit between your teeth british phrase to start doing something with a determined attitude and a lot of energy Once he’s got the bit between his teeth, there’s no stopping him. Thesaurus: to start doing somethingsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the bit between your teeth — get/take the bit between (your) teeth British, American & Australian, American to start doing something in a very keen way. When the team really gets the bit between their teeth, they are almost impossible to beat …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the bit between teeth — get/take the bit between (your) teeth British, American & Australian, American to start doing something in a very keen way. When the team really gets the bit between their teeth, they are almost impossible to beat …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the bit in one's teeth — take (or get or have) the bit in (or between) one s teeth begin to tackle a problem or task in a determined or independent way …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the bit between your teeth — Meaning Take control of a situation. Origin Like a horse that takes bites on the bit and takes control away from its rider …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • get/take the bit between your teeth — to start doing something in a very enthusiastic and determined way He can be lazy about doing his work, but when he gets the bit between his teeth there s no stopping him. • • • Main Entry: ↑bit get/take the bit between your teeth see ↑bit, 2 • …   Useful english dictionary

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