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

Appropriate Preposition:

  • Pass for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) He passes for a clever man.
  • Tide over ( অতিক্রম করা ) He will soon tide over the difficulty.
  • Listen to ( শোনা ) Listen to the news on the radio.
  • Indebted to ( ঋণী ; কৃতজ্ঞ ) I am indebted to him for this help.
  • Rich in ( সম্পদশালী ) Bangladesh is rich in minerals.
  • Envy of ( ঈর্ষা ) I have no envy of him.

Idioms:

  • A blessing in disguise ( বিপরীতে হিত ; প্রথমে খারাপ হিসেবে মনে হলেও পরবর্তীতে ভালো হয় ) Sam's motorcycle accident was a blessing in disguise because he got enough insurance money.
  • Three R's ( প্রাথমিক শিক্ষা ) The majority of our people have not yet learnt the three R's.
  • Turn down ( প্রত্যাখান করা ) He turned down my proposal.
  • At bay ( কোনঠাসা ) The tiger was at bay in the bush.
  • Bad blood ( মনোমালিন্য ; শত্রতা ; দ্বেষ ) Now there is bad blood between the two brothers.
  • By leaps and bounds ( অতি দ্রুতগতিতে ) The population of Bangladesh is increasing by leaps and bounds.