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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Preferable to ( অধিক পছন্দযোগ্য ) Death is preferable to dishonor.
  • Weak in ( কাঁচা ) He is weak in Mathematics.
  • Apply for ( আবেদন করা (কোন কিছু) ) He applied to the Secretary for the post.
  • Deal in ( ব্যবসা করা ) He deals in rice.
  • Greed for ( লোভ ) He has no greed for wealth.
  • Aloof from ( দূরে থাকা ) Keep yourself aloof from bad company.

Idioms:

  • Man of letters ( পন্ডিত লোক ) Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was a man of letters.
  • put a spoke to ones wheel ( কারও উন্নতিতে বাধা হওয়া )
  • By fits and starts ( অনিয়মিত ; মাঝে মাঝে ) He works by fits and starts.
  • Turn over a new leaf ( নূতনের সূচনা ) After his failure he turned over a new leaf.
  • Read between the lines ( তাৎপর্য বোঝা ) Try to read between the lines of the letter.
  • Bone of contention ( বিবাদের বিষয় ) The paternal property is the bone of contention between the two brothers.