take the offensive

idiom

Definition of take the offensive

: to begin to attack or fight against someone or something Opponents of the development project took the offensive and defeated the land sale.

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“Take the offensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20offensive. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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