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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Partial to ( পক্ষপাত দুষ্ট ) He is partial to his son.
  • Provide with ( সরবরাহ করা (কোন জিনিস) ) I provide (supply) him with food.
  • Angry for ( রাগান্বিত (কোন কিছু) ) I am angry for something.
  • Live beyond ( বাঁচা ) He lives beyond his means.
  • Talk of ( কথা বলা (কোন জিনিস) ) I am talking to (with) Mr. Roy of (about, over) the matter.
  • Rejoice in ( আনন্দ করা ) Every one rejoiced in her success.

Idioms:

  • Beat about the bush ( কাজের কথায় না এসে আজেবাজে কথা বলা ) Please come to the point without beating about the bush
  • Red tape ( লাল ফিতার বাঁধন ; আমলাতান্ত্রিকতা ) Red tapism causes delay in official work.
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • By leaps and bounds ( অতি দ্রুতগতিতে ) The population of Bangladesh is increasing by leaps and bounds.
  • Call a spade a spade ( অপ্রিয় সত্য কথা বলা ) I have no hesitation to call a spade a spade.
  • Slip of the tongue ( বলায় সামান্য ভুল ) This is a slip of the tongue, don't lay much stress on it.