Jim Hacker: Do you think I could? Grasp the nettle? Take the bull by the horns?
Bernard Woolley: Prime Minister, you can't take the bull by the horns if you're grasping the nettle.
Jim Hacker: Oh, really, Bernard?
Bernard Woolley: All I meant was, if you grasp the nettle with one hand, you could take the bull by one horn with the other hand, but not both horns because your hand isn't big enough. And if you did take the bull by one horn, it would be rather dangerous, because (he acts out a bull butting out at someone). Well, it was just a mixed metaphor and since we were discussing education, I, I just... (phone rings) Thank God.