Take matters into one's own hands
English vocabulary and translations (See all our English vocabulary translation)
to take matters into one's own hands: to do something oneself (usually something which isn't your responsibility)
I'd like everybody to show some initiative and take matters into their own hands.
When the police wouldn't do anything, I took matters into my own hands by catching the criminal myself.
- "If you do object to this visit, then I'd appreciate if you could give me the telephone number of our Tech Support group so that I can take matters into my own hands."
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