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

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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Look up ( শব্দার্থ খোঁজা ) Look up the word in the dictionary.
  • Offensive to ( বিরক্তিকর ) This acrid smell is offensive to me.
  • Devoid of ( বর্জিত ) He is devoid of common sense.
  • Conscious of ( সচেতন ) He is conscious of his weakness.
  • Ill with ( অসুস্থ ) He is ill with fever.
  • Faithful to ( বিশ্বস্ত ) The dog is faithful to his master.

Idioms:

  • Tooth and nail ( তীব্রভাবে ) He fought tooth and nail against his enemy.
  • Slip of the pen ( লেখায় অসতর্কতাবশতঃ সামান্য ভুল ) This mistake is due to a slip of the pen.
  • be on ones back ( একেবারে কুপোকাত )
  • Slip of the tongue ( বলায় সামান্য ভুল ) This is a slip of the tongue, don't lay much stress on it.
  • Dead language ( যে ভাষা এখন আর কথ্য নয় ) Sanskrit is a rich language, but it is now a dead language.
  • In a nut shell ( খুব সংক্ষেপে ) Tell the story in a nut shell.