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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Satisfaction in ( সন্তোষ ) I find satisfaction in gardening. Great was his satisfaction with her result.
  • Occupied in ( নিয়োজিত ) He is occupied in writing a letter.
  • Allot to ( বিলি করা ) One room has been allotted to him.
  • Wanting in ( বিহীন ) He is wanting in common sense.
  • Anxious for ( উদ্বিগ্ন ) He is anxious for getting a job.
  • Liable to ( দায়ী ) He is liable to fine for his misconduct.

Idioms:

  • Bring to book ( শাস্তি দেওয়া ) He should be brought to book for his misconduct.
  • Read between the lines ( তাৎপর্য বোঝা ) Try to read between the lines of the letter.
  • Take to one's heels ( ছুটিয়া পালানো ) The thieves took to their heels to see the police.
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • live by ones wit ( কথা বেচে খাওয়া )
  • A bolt from the blue ( সম্পূর্ন অপ্রত্যাশিত ) The news of his father's death came to him as a bolt from the blue.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • আমরা এখানে আজ উপস্থিত আছি কথা বলার জন্য ... - We are here today to talk about …
  • আপনি কোন দিনটি খুঁজছেন? - What date are you looking for?
  • আমি বলবো তুমি সস্তাটাই কিনো - I advise you to buy the cheaper one
  • কাগজে মুড়ে দিন - Make it into a parcel
  • বাদ দাও/ ও কথা ছেড়ে দাও। - Drop the matter.
  • মাছটি ধড়ফড় করছে - The fish is gasping for breath