__________to his parents and keeping silent, his standoffish presence
Right Answer is: C
Option “c” is the correct choice. “Turning your back on someone” is an idiom which means “to ignore, disregard, or exclude someone or something”. As in the sentence, the child is ignorant towards his parents; thus option C. is the correct choice.
Scot free- without suffering any punishment or injury.
A big gun- an important or powerful person.
In a nutshell- in short.