In the following sentence, a part of the sentence is underlined. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of paraphrasing the underlined part are indicated. Choose the best alternative among the four options.
The management can still hire freely but cannot scold freely.
cannot scold at will
cannot give umbrage
cannot take decision to scold
cannot scold wilfully
In the given context, but cannot scold freely will be replaced with cannot scold at will.
Therefore option 'cannot scold at will' is the correct choice and other options are out of context.