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

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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Wonder at ( অবাক হওয়া ) I wonder at his ignorance.
  • Taste for ( রুচি ) She has no taste for music.
  • Engaged in ( নিযুক্ত (কাজে) ) I was engaged with him in talk.
  • Burst into ( ভেঙ্গে পড়া ) He burst into tears at the sad news
  • Restrict to ( সীমাবব্ধ করা ) Admission was restricted to students.
  • Tolerant of ( সহিষ্ণু ) We must be tolerant of opposition.

Idioms:

  • Beat about the bush ( কাজের কথায় না এসে আজেবাজে কথা বলা ) Please come to the point without beating about the bush
  • queer go ( অদ্ভুত ব্যপার )
  • On the contrary ( বিপরীত পক্ষে ) I do not hate him: on the contrary I love him.
  • live by ones wit ( কথা বেচে খাওয়া )
  • At home ( দক্ষ ) He is at home in mathematics.
  • Lion's share ( সিংহভাগ ) He took the lion's share of the profit.