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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Obstacle to ( বাধা ) Poverty is often obstacle to higher studies.
  • Look over ( পরীক্ষা করা ) He is looking over the answer papers.
  • Useful for ( প্রয়োজনীয় (উদ্দেশ্য) ) This book is useful to us for examination.
  • Pity for ( করুণা ) Have pity for the poor.
  • Look for ( খোঁজা ) I am looking for a good job.
  • Live for ( বেঁচে থাকা ) He lives for fame.

Idioms:

  • Call in question ( সন্দেহ করা ) No one can call his honesty in question.
  • a bad apple ( কোনো একটা দলের সব ভালোর মধ্যে খারাপ বা মন্দটা ) In any group of average citizens there are bound to be a few bad apples.
  • Hard and fast ( বাঁধা ধরা ) There is no such hard and fast rule in this matter.
  • Cut to the quick ( মর্মাহত হওয়া ) I was cut to the quick by his words.
  • At arm’s length ( দূরে ) Try to keep the bad boy at arm’s length.
  • All but ( প্রায় ) The poor villagers are all but ruined.