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In the following question, part of the sentence is italicised. Four alternative meanings of the italicised part of the sentence are given below the sentence. Mark as your answer that alternative meaning which you think is correct.

He is a plain,simple and sincere man. He will always $\textit{call a spade a spade.}$

  1. Find meaning or purpose in your action
  2. Say something which is to be taken seriously
  3. Avoid controversial situations
  4. Be outspoken in language
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Option D is the right answer.

To ‘call a spade a spade’ is to speak the truth bluntly, even if it is unpleasant and be outspoken in language.


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