Значение идиомы take the bit in one’s mouth

[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 controlof something.

When Mary wanted something, she was likely to takethe 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 OWNHANDS.


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