take time by the forelock

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Verb1.take time by the forelock - act quickly and decisively; not let slip an opportunity
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
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Arnold Brinkworth, may you always be as ready to take Time by the forelock as you are now