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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Good at ( দক্ষ ) He is good at tennis.
  • Late in ( দেরি ) Why are you so late in coming?
  • Lay by ( সঞ্চয় করা ) Lay by something for the old age.
  • Pass for ( গণ্য হওয়া ) He passes for a clever man.
  • Apply for ( আবেদন করা (কোন কিছু) ) He applied to the Secretary for the post.
  • Take after ( সদৃশ হওয়া ) The boy takes after his father.

Idioms:

  • In the nick of time ( ঠিক সময়ে ) The school team arrived in the nick of time.
  • slap on the wrist ( মৃদু শাস্তি ) Although he broke the rules, he was only given a slap on the wrist
  • Apple of discord ( বিবাদেয় বিষয় ) The paternal property has become an apple of discord between the two brothers.
  • know from a bare hint ( এক আঁচরেই বোঝা )
  • At once finger ends ( নখদর্পণে ) All these facts are at his finger ends.
  • Hue and cry ( শোরগোল ) The villagers raised a hue and cry to see the thief.