Select the Correct Meaning of the Italicized Idiom and Phrase Out of the Four Choices Given. He Burnt His Fingers by Interfering in His Neighbor’S Affair. - English Language

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Select the correct meaning of the italicized idiom and phrase out of the four choices given.

He burnt his fingers by interfering in his neighbor’s affair.

Options

  • got himself into trouble

  • burnt himself 

  • got himself insulted

  • got rebuked

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Solution

got himself into trouble

Explanation:

The phrase 'burn one's fingers' means suffer unpleasant consequences as a result of one's actions. Therefore the option, 'got himself into trouble' is correct.

Concept: Idioms and Phrases (Entrance Exams)
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