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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Excel in ( তুলনামূলক ভাবে সুন্দর হওয়া ) He excels in painting.
  • Jump to ( তাড়াহুড়ো করে সিদ্ধান্তে আসা ) Do not jump to a conclusion without much thinking.
  • Rejoice at ( আনন্দ করা ) Every one rejoiced at her success.
  • Prior to ( পূর্বে ) Prior to that, he was in a wretched condition.
  • Displeased at ( অসন্তুষ্ট ) I am displeased with him at his conduct.
  • Think over ( চিন্তা করা (কোনকিছু) ) Think carefully over his advice.

Idioms:

  • Cock and bull story ( গাঁজাখুরি গল্প ) Nobody will believe your cock and bull story
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • reap the harvest of sin ( কর্ম ভোগ করা )
  • Take to one's heels ( ছুটিয়া পালানো ) The thieves took to their heels to see the police.
  • Turn a deaf ear to ( মনোযোগ না দেওয়া ) He turned a deaf ear to my proposal.
  • Set free ( মুক্ত করা ) The prisoners were set free.

Bangla to English Expressions (Translations):

  • ইদানিং তোমাকে দেখাই যায় না - You are hardly seen these days
  • সে গাছ থেকে পড়ে গেল - He had a fall from the tree
  • কোন বদমাশ করছে এ কাজ? - Who on earth did this?
  • - Only your real friends tell you when your face is dirty.
  • আপনি কি একটু জোরে কথা বলবেন? - Could you speak a little louder?
  • মন্দ সঙ্গ ত্যাগ কর - Shun evil company