Question

Choose the correct idiomatic expression to complete the conversation:
Simi : Lisa is always _____. She has such a holier-than-thou attitude!
Nina: Well, we have to accept her the way she is, she's our friend.

A

looking down on others

B

annoying others

C

asking questions

D

preaching good things

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Solution

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Correct option is
A

looking down on others

An idiomatic expression is a type of informal English where the meaning of the expression is different than the literal meaning of the expression.
Option A: The idiom 'looking down on others' means 'to regard oneself as superior to others and hence act in a snobbish manner'. It is relevant to the phrase that follows "holier-than-thou attitude!" which is similar in meaning. Hence A is correct.
The phrases 'annoying others', 'asking questions' and 'preaching good things' all have a literal meaning; they are not idiomatic expressions. Hence options B, C and D are incorrect.

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