For each of the following sentences four alternatives are given. You are required to choose the correct meaning of the idiom or phrase given or underlined in the sentence. Chandu used very ugly words against his kind uncle; he threw down the gauntlet before him.
he behaved as if he was very great and important person
he threw the challenge
he put several conditions for negotiation
he showed his readiness to leave the place
he abused and insulted him
ANSWER:he threw the challenge