"I was reading the dictionary. I thought
it was a poem about everything."
                     --Steven Wright

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Object to ( আপত্তি করা ) He objected to my proposal.
  • Conscious of ( সচেতন ) He is conscious of his weakness.
  • Fatal to ( মারাত্মক ) he doctor's mistake proved fatal to his life.
  • Compare with ( তুলনা করা (সদৃশ বস্তু) ) Rabindranath may be compared with Shakespeare.
  • Guess at ( অনুমান করা ) Can you guess at her age?
  • Similar to ( সদৃশ ) This pen is similar to that.

Idioms:

  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • On the whole ( মোটের উপর ) On the whole, his conduct is good.
  • Dead against ( তীব্র বিরোধী ) I am dead against his proposal.
  • Man of letters ( পন্ডিত লোক ) Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was a man of letters.
  • Irony of fate ( ভাগ্যের পরিহাস ) He could not succeed by irony of fate.
  • At arm’s length ( দূরে ) Try to keep the bad boy at arm’s length.