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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Ambition for ( উচ্চাকাঙ্খা ) He has no ambition for fame in life.
  • Desire for ( ইচ্ছা ) He has no desire for fame.
  • Late in ( দেরি ) Why are you so late in coming?
  • Sympathy for ( সহানুভূতি ) I have no sympathy for him.
  • Divide between ( ভাগ করা (দুটি বা দুজন) ) Divide the apple between Raqib and Shafique.
  • Differ with ( ভিন্ন মত হওয়া (ব্যক্তি) ) I differ with you on this point.

Idioms:

  • Turn over a new leaf ( নূতনের সূচনা ) After his failure he turned over a new leaf.
  • have ones eyes ( কারও হাতে বিস্তর কাজ থাকা )
  • till the cows come home ( অনেক সময় ধরে ) I could play outside till the cows come home
  • Breathe one's last ( মারা যাওয়া ) The old man breathed his last on Sunday last.
  • Fish out of water ( অস্বস্তিকর অবস্থায় ) When he came to the village, he felt like a fish out of water.
  • Slip of the pen ( লেখায় অসতর্কতাবশতঃ সামান্য ভুল ) This mistake is due to a slip of the pen.