Question

Choose the right option to fill in the blanks.

Sara's a bit of _______, isn't she? Who would have thought she'd write a best-selling novel?

A

A soft touch

B

A dark horse

C

A rough diamond

D

A snake in the grass

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Solution

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Correct option is
B

A dark horse

All the given options are idioms. The meaning of the idioms are:
A dark horse is an idiom used to describe someone who has hidden abilities, talents or qualities. A soft touch is an idiom used to describe someone who is gullible or easily convinced. A snake in the grass is used to describe someone who is treacherous or is a backstabber. A rough diamond is used to describe a person who has great potential but lacks training. 
In the given sentence, option B) A dark horse is the right answer as the second sentence makes it clear that it is 'surprising' that Sara has written a best-selling novel. Hence, the correct answer is B) A dark horse.

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