欲加强难度还请移步《地道美语听力播客（快速版）》 Victor:We need to take the bull by the horns.
In the meeting today, we're going to give it to them straight, no more hemming and hawing.
We need to tell them what we really think and be done with it.
Victor:Definitely. We've been conciliatory long enough.
Today, we need to be insistent without being too pushy.
Maura:Being unassuming and deferential has its place, but not if we seem meek.
We need to be assertive without being too in-your-face.
Victor:You're absolutely right.
One of us has to speak up.
Maura:Yes, one of us has to be bold.
They'll have to take us seriously this time.
Maura:Sure, I have your back.
Victor:Huh? I thought you were going to do the talking.
Maura:Uh, I thought you were.
Victor:Maybe we should wait for the next meeting to take them on.
Maura:I totally agree.
It'll give us a little time to work up to it.