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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 always $\textit{cuts both ends}$.

1. Behaves dishonestly
2. Works for both sides
3. Creates discordance among friends
4. Argues in support of both sides of the issue

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Option D is the right answer.

When someone cuts both ends, they argue in favour of both sides of an issue.

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