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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Engaged in ( নিযুক্ত (কাজে) ) I was engaged with him in talk.
  • Devoid of ( বর্জিত ) He is devoid of common sense.
  • Believe in ( বিশ্বাস করা ) I do not believe in his honesty.
  • Divert from ( অন্যদিকে নেওয়া ) The loud music diverted my attention from study.
  • Inquire of ( অনুসন্ধান করা (ব্যক্তি) ) I inquired of him about the matter.
  • Famous for ( বিখ্যাত ) Radhanager is famous for the birth place of Raja Rammohan.

Idioms:

  • On the contrary ( বিপরীত পক্ষে ) I do not hate him: on the contrary I love him.
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • Head and ears ( সম্পূর্ণরূপে ) He is over head and ears in debt.
  • Hold water ( ধোপে টেকা ; কার্যকরি হওয়া ) This policy will not hold water in this situation.
  • Kith and kin ( নিকট আত্মীয় ) He has no good relationship with his kith and kin.
  • Household word ( সকলের পরিচিত নাম ) Mother Teresa's name has now become a household word.