Question

Which idiom completes the sentence correctly?

He didn't want to _____ by accepting the challenge. 

A

Get a knock on the head

B

Stick his neck out

C

Get an earful

D

Break his arm

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Solution

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Correct option is
B

Stick his neck out

(A) 'To get a knock on the head' means to prevent the further development of a plan
(B) 'To stick your neck out' means to risk incurring criticism or anger by acting boldly
(C) 'To get an earful' means to get rebuked or to get a scolding 
(D) 'To break your arm' means to go out of your way to complete a task. 

In the given context, if the person accepts the challenge then he puts himself in a position to get criticized for failure. So it makes sense if he wants to avoid the risk of it. Hence option (B) is perfectly suited for the situation. Hence the answer is option (B) 
 

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