Begin to tackle a problem or task in a determined or independent way.
- I've got the bit in my teeth with this show and I'm very determined to take it as far as it will go.
- Mencken believed that the human race would accomplish greater things if the halt and lame were left to themselves and the bright and swift took the bit between their teeth.
- And one of the big questions is whether he's going to be able to really get the bit in his teeth.
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