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Appropriate Preposition:

  • Proportionate to ( আনুপাতিক ) Punishment should be proportionate to offence.
  • Pleased with ( সন্তুষ্ট ) I am pleased with him.
  • Rejoice in ( আনন্দ করা ) Every one rejoiced in her success.
  • Proud of ( গর্বিত ) He is proud of his position.
  • Senior to ( বয়সে বড়, উচ্চপদস্থ ) He is senior to me by four years.
  • Pity for ( করুণা ) Have pity for the poor.

Idioms:

  • Crocodile tears ( ময়া কান্না ) He shed crocodile tears at our misery.
  • Bone of contention ( বিবাদের বিষয় ) The paternal property is the bone of contention between the two brothers.
  • In no time ( শীঘ্র ) He will finish the work in no time.
  • A bed of roses thorns ( কন্টকময় জীবন ) Life is nothing but a bed of roses.
  • By fits and starts ( অনিয়মিত ; মাঝে মাঝে ) He works by fits and starts.
  • Maiden speech ( প্রথম বক্তৃতা ) His maiden speech fell flat on the audience.