In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative, which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase.
His behaviour compelled me to give him a piece of my mind.
In black and white
The manager hesitated to assign the job to the newcomer as he was wet behind the ears.
If you want to solve the problem for ever you must take the bull by horns.
To beat the air
I told the students to buckle down this semester.
A hard nut to crack
Mrs. Roy keeps an open house on Saturday evening parties – you’ll find all kinds of people there.
The young servant goes about with the old master.
To rock the boat